A Kamas man assaulted two of his neighbors after he caught the same-sex couple in a romantic embrace, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities arrested the 40-year-old man on suspicion of assault, which was enhanced to a class A misdemeanor based on evidence that the assault was a hate crime.
According to Summit County Sgt. Ronald Bridge, the victims were helping the man work on his property Tuesday evening. The suspect briefly went inside his house and when he returned, found the neighbors in a nonsexual "romantic encounter" in his utility shed, Bridge said. Bridge declined to identify the victims' gender.