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Hood River Police investigate possible hate crime
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Wednesday March 9, 2016 - 9:10 AM
 
HOOD RIVER, Oregon - Police in Hood River Police are investigating the assault of a Trout Lake, Wasington man, which took place on February 29th.

Kozen Sampson reported he had gotten out of his vehicle in the area of 12th and Eugene to do obedience training with his dogs. Sampson stated he was suddenly approached by a man who yelled and kicked his car door into him, hitting him in the head.

The man then referred to Sampson as a Muslim and walked away. Sampson is a Buddhist Monk and was dressed in a brown robe at the time. Sampson sustained injuries to his face from the attack. He described the suspect as a white male with brown hair. There are no suspects at this time. If you have more information about this incident please contact Det. Rivera at the Hood River Police Department (541)387-5257.