Glastonbury Man Charged With Bigotry

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    Charles Ripley has been charged with a hate crime.

    In September, Glastonbury police arrested a jogger accused of punching a car mirror on Weir Street and have now arrested the driver, who is accused of yelling racial slurs at the jogger and threatening him.

    Charles Ripley, 59, of Thompson Street in Glastonbury, turned himself in to Glastonbury police on Thursday after learning that there was a warrant for his arrest.

    Police said Samet Dy, 41, of 529 Thompson St. in Glastonbury, was jogging in September and punched the side mirror of Ripley’s vehicle as it passed him.

    Ripley stopped the car, the two started fighting and Dy punched Ripley in the face, according to police.

    Some who witnessed the incident later contacted police after reading the news about the incident and told officers that Ripley yelled racial slurs at the jogger and threatened him.

    Ripley has been charged with intimidation based on bigotry/bias in the second degree, threatening in the second degree and breach of peace in the second degree.

    He is due in court in Manchester on Oct. 17.

    Dy was charged with second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree breach of peace and has not yet entered a plea. Dy is due in court on Oct. 24.