VENTURA, Calif. --
A Ventura man is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and a hate crime for allegedly striking someone in the head at a restaurant because of their sexual orientation, according to police.Ventura police responded to a disturbance call at a restaurant in the 5700 block of Walker Street about 8 p.m. Saturday and found the alleged victim with a wound to the head.
Officers said the victim, whose identity is being withheld, was leaving the restaurant when he was confronted by 26-year-old Nicholas Klopp.
Klopp allegedly made a derogatory remark to the victim and threw a drinking glass at the victim, striking him in the head.
The victim was taken to the hospital.
Officers found Klopp at his home. He was taken into custody without incident.