CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Two men were assaulted later that same night at 1100 Walnut Street. Scottie Hunter, 44, and Randy Ulses, 48, told police suspects stole a wallet, money and credit cards from Hunter and then kicked him in the face. Authorities said they are investigating it as a hate crime.
Of the more than 550,000 people who attended the three-day Taste of Cincinnati, 18 arrests were made on site, according to the Regional Chamber. A statement from the chamber reads in part:
"Those 18 represent .003% of those who attended this year's Taste … Any characterization that Taste of Cincinnati is anything but a safe environment is not based on facts."