Man charged with hate crime for harassing woman in Puerto Rico flag shirt to stand trial Monday

COOK COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- A Chicago man facing hate crime charges after he was caught on camera harassing a woman wearing a Puerto Rican flag T-shirt is due to stand trial Monday.

Timothy Trybus, 62, is facing two felony hate crime charges for the June 2018 incident at a Cook County forest preserve.

Mia Irizarry said she started recording Trybus on her cellphone after he started harassing her about her shirt bearing the Puerto Rican flag.

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Irizarry is heard telling Trybus that Puerto Rico is part of the United States as he approaches her multiple times.

As Trybus continued to harass her, other officers arrived and a female police officer finally stepped in on behalf of Irizarry.

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