Ulster County man charged with hate crimes after attacking gay man

Police say Shane Wilber from Woodstock physically attacked the victim and called them homophobic slurs at a bar, after learning the victim is gay.

News 12 Staff

Jul 13, 2023, 9:57 AM

Updated 310 days ago

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An Ulster County man is facing hate crime charges for allegedly attacking a gay man.
Police say Shane Wilber, 31, from Woodstock, physically attacked the victim and called them homophobic slurs at a bar, after learning the victim is gay.
They say he threw an object that cut the victim's lip, jumped over the bar, and pulled out a box cutter.            
Officials say he caused at least $500 worth of damage on his way out.


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