Crime

DeKalb County man sentenced for grabbing Muslim woman's headscarf

A 70-year-old DeKalb County man was sentenced to two years of court supervision for his role in an attack on a Muslim woman at a Walmart store.

Police say Michael E. Dickey, of Sycamore, yelled at a Muslim woman and tried to remove her headscarf in November at a Walmart in Sycamore. She had been trying to record a video of his actions with her phone.

Dickey pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. In exchange for the plea, two counts of a hate crime and battery were dropped., according to The Daily Chronicle. In addition, Dickey may not have any contact with the victim.

Mary Cooley: 618-239-2535, @MaryCooleyBND

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