FAIRFAX, Va —
Fairfax County Police are investigating as a possible hate crime an attack in which a 12-year-old boy running a lemonade stand was hit with an apparent urine-filled balloon by a costumed attacker.
Police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said Thursday that the incident occurred July 6 on Monument Drive in Fairfax. The boy’s father told police that his son had been operating a lemonade stand outside an apartment complex when a man came out of one of the buildings, threw the balloon at the boy and fled.
The Washington Post reported that, according to a search warrant affidavit, the man was wearing a full body leotard that concealed his identity. The affidavit states that the costumed man yelled at the boy, “Go back to Africa.”
No arrests have been made.