A Palo Alto man was arrested on hate crime and assault charges after he allegedly used homophobic slurs and later hit a another man who lost unconsciousness and then threw a woman to the ground.
Alexander Joseph Furrier, 26, also repeatedly kicked a police dog and tried to choke it, according to Palo Alto police.
Furrier was booked into the Santa Clara County jail for felony battery, felony hate crime, felony assault on a police dog and misdemeanor resisting arrest.
Palo Alto police received a call at 1:32 a.m. Sunday of two men fighting near the intersection of University Avenue and Waverly Street. Police found Furrier, along with a man
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