Metro Weekly
February 7, 2013

A man accused of attacking a transgender woman in D.C.'s Chinatown neighborhood in August had his trial on a charge of simple assault pushed off for almost two months following the government's motion to continue the case, thereby delaying the start of trial, originally set to begin today. Ahmad Robinson, 29, of Silver Spring, is accused of hitting a transgender woman in the early morning hours of Aug. 10. According to charging documents, Robinson allegedly asked the victim, a transgender woman, if she was female or male. Upon learning she was transgender, he knocked a beer out of her hand and hit her with a closed fist. The victim then chased Robinson into a nearby Safeway store and through the aisles, but lost track of him. Metropolitan Police Department officers, responding to reports of an assault in progress, encountered the victim, who told them what happened. An hour later, the victim spotted and positively identified Robinson, who was walking near the scene of the crime. MPD officers then arrested Robinson.