Tags: Gay Marriage | washington | gay couple | assault | arrest | hate crime

NBC: 3 Teens Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Gay Couple in DC

gay pride rainbow flags wave during a gay pride mont event
(Konrad K./AP)

By    |   Monday, 17 June 2019 07:55 PM

Three Maryland teens were arrested Monday after allegedly attacking a gay couple over the weekend, NBC News reports.

Karl Craven wrote on a GoFundMe page that his boyfriend Braden Brecht early Sunday morning was assaulted by a large group of teens who started hitting him after calling him homophobic slurs.

"He was leaning against me and a few guys started yelling 'faggot' at him and started to swing at him," Craven wrote. "It was all a quick blur but next thing you know there was literally a mob of 15 guys beating him. They came out of nowhere, and I was powerless to stop them, all I could do was jump on him to try to protect him and scream help."

Craven said Brecht did not have insurance and could not afford the ER and tooth repair bills.

"Any help would be greatly appreciated," he wrote.

The pair have raised $10,765 so far.

Alaina Gertz, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Department, told NBC that case was still being investigated and "sexual orientation is being investigated as a motivation."

The three suspects, two of them juveniles and 19-year-old Marcus Britt, were charged with robbery by force and violence. All are from Fort Washington, Maryland.

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
After allegedly attacking a gay couple over the weekend, three Maryland teens were arrested Monday, according to NBC News.
washington, gay couple, assault, arrest, hate crime
206
2019-55-17
Monday, 17 June 2019 07:55 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved