Assault on 18-year-old biracial woman in Wisconsin being investigated as hate crime

Four men allegedly set Wisconsin woman on fire in possible hate crime

Hospital staff said she was burned with lighter fluid.

An assault on an 18-year-old biracial woman in Wisconsin is being investigated as a hate crime after she was set on fire in her car, according to the Madison Police Department.

The victim, Althea Bernstein, told authorities she was stopped at a red light Wednesday with her driver’s side window down when she heard someone yell a racial slur.

It was at that point that four white men allegedly sprayed a liquid on her face and neck and then threw a flaming lighter at her, which caused the liquid to ignite, according to the incident report. Source

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