Ft Lauderdale Diner Owner Offers $5K Reward For Gay-Basher’s Identity

Butch Samp, owner of Fort Lauderdale’s Floridian Diner, has offered a $5000 reward for information leading to the capture of the person that committed a brutal gay-bashing at his restaurant earlier this week.

Police are looking for a 2002 or similar year, sage green, four-door Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with a bed cover and roll bar. A police report of the incident listed the assailant as 5-foot-10, about 165 pounds with a closely shaved head.

RELATED: Thursday, Feb. 28th, South Florida residents are encouraged to attend the Fight OUT Loud remembrance of 17 year-old Simmie Williams, a transgendered teen murdered on Sistrunk Boulevard this week. Meet at 4:30pm at 1000 Sistrunk for the remembrance, then regroup at the Gay & Lesbian Center at 6:30pm for a town hall meeting with city leaders and elected officials. Our own Father Tony will attend and provide photos for JMG.