Delmon Young’s early morning arrest outside of a New York City hotel is being treated as a hate crime, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“Basically, there was an incident at the hotel (and) some anti-Semitic remarks,” Detective Joseph Cavitolo told the paper.
Young is being charged with an “aggravated harassment hate crime,” which is a misdemeanor.
Young was reportedly intoxicated at the time of the alleged assault, which took place on New York’s 6th Avenue at about 2:30 this morning. Young and the Tigers are in New York City to play a three game series against the Yankees. Detroit is currently in the midst of a four game losing streak, and they have lost six of their last seven games.
Through 18 games this year Young is hitting .242 with one home run and 15 strikeouts.