Feb 6, 2011
A St. Petersburg man is charged with a hate crime after he allegedly stabbed another man because he's a Muslim.
According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Bradley Strott and the unidentified victim had been talking about religion when the man told Strott he was a Muslim.
He then became upset, grabbed the victim by his shirt and stabbed the man in the neck with his pocket knife, according to Strott's arrest affidavit.
Strott said that "Muslims are the root of the problems," the report states. The victim required medical treatment, but his condition was unknown Saturday.
Strott has been charged with aggravated battery and was booked into the Pinellas County Jail late Friday night. No bond has been set