New York State Police report a bias-related incident at the New York State Fair during which anti-gay slurs were allegedly directed toward two men as they walked toward their vehicle at 10:55 p.m. August 24.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)


27-year-old Nicholas Ferlenda of Syracuse is also accused of punching one of the men in the face and smashing the driver’s side window of their vehicle when they tried to exit the parking lot.

Troopers say Ferlenda is charged with felony criminal mischief, misdemeanor aggravated harassment and a violation charge of disorderly conduct.

Authorities say Ferlenda was treated for cuts to his arm and hand, presumably from the broken glass from the car window.

He was sent to the Onondaga County Justice Center.

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