PHILDELPHIA: Two Gay Men Attacked By Mob Of Eight In Brutal Street Bashing

Via NBC Philadelphia:

A violent attack on two gay men in Center City Thursday night left one of those men in the hospital with multiple fractures, according to sources. Sources tell NBC10 the 27-year-old and 28-year-old victims were walking from a restaurant in the area of 16th and Chancellor around 10:45 p.m. Thursday. Suddenly they were approached by a visibly intoxicated group of two men and six women. Witnesses say someone in the group asked, “Is this your fucking boyfriend?” When one of the victims told them yes, the group allegedly attacked them, punching and kicking them in the face, head and chest. Police say one of the suspects then snatched a victim’s bag containing a cellphone, wallet and credit cards. The group then fled in an unknown direction. “It was a bunch of screams at first,” said witness Geoff Nagle. “…a lot of punching and kicking.” Another witness, who asked to remain anonymous, says he heard the group screaming homophobic slurs.

Police are looking for surveillance video and are seeking help from the public.

(Tipped by JMG reader Joey)