Gay man savagely beaten in his own home on Christmas Day
A gay man has said he was the victim of a hate crime after he was beaten in his own home on Christmas day.
Drew Inge, of Yorktown, Virginia, says the man who broke into his house verbally assaulted him.
He was left with two broken fingers and four teeth knocked out, according to NewNowNext.
“I was thrown into my bathtub, and stomped in the face and jaw over and over while being called a ‘faggot,’” Inge wrote in a new deleted post on Facebook.
He said he “barely knew” the man who tackled him and “slammed my fingers on my right hand into the door, breaking them and ripping them open.”
Going on, he wrote that he was “held against my will, stabbed in the face with a metal object and am now recovering.”
As Inge is a hairdresser, he said he will struggle to work for at least several weeks because of his injuries.
“I won’t be able to work as one of the injuries I sustained was my fingers I use to cut hair being crushed,” he wrote on Instagram. “I don’t know the extent of damage done to my fingers but I will be back to do hair in a few weeks hopefully, and I won’t let anything stop me.”
He has launched a crowdfunding page to cover his medical expenses which has raised over $6,000.
Despite not having been arrested, the attacker was arrested on several charges and remains in custody.