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Customer charged with harassing Home Depot employee sees case continued

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Home Depot in West Hartford. (WFSB photo) Home Depot in West Hartford. (WFSB photo)
WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A man accused of harassing a Home Depot employee earlier this month in West Hartford saw his case continued on Thursday.

Mario Interlandi, 71, is also accused of referencing the Orlando nightclub shooting where 49 people where killed.

Police said the employee was having a conversation with Interlandi about why the employee was wearing gloves while working as a register.

The employee said it quickly evolved into a harassing discussion about the employee's sexuality.

The customer called the employee a derogatory name and referenced the Pulse nightclub incident, according to police.

Investigators said the conversation was overheard by another employee.

The victim took a photo of the suspect's license plate and gave the information to police.

Interandi was located and arrested.

Police charged him with breach of peace and intimidation based on bigotry or bias. He was also issued a criminal trespass warning for the store.

His bond was set at $25,000.

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