Police said Youssif Z. Omar, 53, on Tuesday was at the school attended by a 14-year-old relative of his and noticed she wasn’t wearing her hijab — a traditional Muslim headscarf.
Omar became irate, police said, grabbed the girl “very violently by the hair” and pulled her down a flight of stairs. He then allegedly slapped her face and then pulled her into his car by her hair.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reported police responded to a child abuse call from Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri on Wednesday. They arrested Omar at his home on the 1700 block of Timber Creek Drive.
Omar was released from the Boone County Jail after posting a $4,500 bond.