Man arrested for grabbing girl by hair for not wearing hijab
COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested a man who allegedly grabbed a 14-year-old relative by the hair for not wearing a hijab, a traditional Muslim headscarf.
The incident occurred on Tuesday at Hickman High School shortly before school was to let out for the day. Police say Youssif Omar, 53, grabbed the girl by the hair and pulled her into a car. At least one teacher witnessed the event.
He was arrested on Wednesday at his residence on Timber Creek Drive in Columbia. He was charged with child abuse and later posted a $4,500 bond.
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