A Little Falls man has been indicted by a state grand jury on charges he shouted racial slurs at a Hispanic Muslim woman while sitting in traffic.

David Liscio was arrested last spring after police said he drove his pickup truck on Main Street and began yelling derogatory names relating to the woman’s gender and ethnicity. The woman was with her 3-year-old daughter taking laundry out of her car at the time.

The man’s verbal attacks attracted the attention of other motorists, who checked to see if the woman was all right, according to authorities.

The woman wrote down Liscio’s license plate number as he continued to yell obscenities. She filed a complaint with the township the next day.

The indictment, handed up this week by a grand jury sitting in Paterson, charges Liscio with one count of bias intimidation and one count of terrorist threat.


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