FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man has been arraigned on hate crime charges after authorities say he targeted three Hispanic men and attacked them. Christopher Cella was arrested after police said he separately picked up two Hispanic men on Friday at sites where day laborers gather and drove them to different locations where he assaulted them. Cella is also accused of picking up another Hispanic man on Saturday who managed to get out of the car. Cella was arrested at home on Sunday. At his court appearance Monday, the 19-year-old was put on supervised release with GPS monitoring. He is due back in court on Friday. An email seeking comment was sent to his attorney.
Photo: mug shot for Christopher Cella, 19, of Selden, courtesy of Suffolk County Police. Cella was arrested on September 19 and charged with two counts of Aggravated Harassment 2nd Degree, two counts of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, two counts of Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd Degree under the Hate Crimes Law, and one count of Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree under the Hate Crimes Law.