Pembroke Pines man charged with hate crimes in attack on Cuban men


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A Pembroke Pines man is facing hate-crime charges for allegedly punching two men and kicking their dog while shouting obscenities about their Cuban nationality, officials said.

During a bizarre bond court appearance Monday, Broward Judge John “Jay” Hurley read aloud from the police report that Alexander Gomez-Jimenez, 30, approached the two men as they walked their 50-pound boxer along the 2200 block of Buttonwood Avenue on Sunday evening and began yelling at them. “You said, ‘You stupid Cubans, I hate Cubans,’ “ Hurley read.

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