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Racism Alleged in Criminal Charges

(Porter County, IN) - A Westville a man allegedly told a black woman to go back to Africa.  He’s now facing possible time in prison.


According to Porter County Police, 37-year old William Hoffman yelled racial slurs at the woman

working in her yard in Jackson Township.  Police said he also got out of his vehicle and walked toward her with a shovel.


Among the things he allegedly stated to the woment was "Go back to Africa where you belong".


According to police, Hoffman said he was on a job in the area and the woman would not let him drive in her yard.  He allegedly uttered other statements like she needs to go back to Gary while being transported to the Porter County Jail.


Hoffman is charged with felony intimidation and misdemeanor harassment.

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