As much as we'd like to believe that these types of incidents don't take place, they do and they need to STOP!
Two men were attacked in Austin, Texas on Friday night and believe it's because they are gay.
Mike Soret and Andrew Oppleman were getting pizza when an unindentified man picked a fight with Soret and pummeled him with his fist. Oppleman tried to pull the man off, but was rewarded with EIGHT teeth being knocked out. He explained:
"He kept on pounding on my friend, pounding on my friend. He threw me off balance. I fell back to the construction area, got up again a little bit and turned to him. All of a sudden, his fist was in my mouth. Eight teeth were on the floor. I'm bleeding all over. He ran away. His friend was standing there laughing like it was some kind of joke."
Ugh! How terrible!
The cowardly bully is currently being sought by police since his friend — who was arrested for public intoxication — is not cooperating.
Oppleman calls himself "an innocent by-stander trying to enjoy Austin" and sadly, he got the absolute worst of it.
We KNOW that is not what the city is about, so if you witnessed this awful assault, please come forward so this maniac doesn't start beating on others for no good reason!
[Image via WENN.]
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