Crime

Texas man branded a ‘f**king faggot’ by thugs who savagely beat him outside his own home

Nick Duffy May 2, 2016
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A man was left with serious injuries after he was attacked while walking a dog outside his own home.

Craig Knapp, 50, was set upon by two men early on Saturday  morning (April 30), when he had been returning from walking his neighbour’s dog,

Mr Knapp was outside his own home in the Oak Lawn neighbourhood when the pair approached him, initially asking him the dog’s name. However, they branded him a “f**king faggot” and hit him in the head.

The Dallas local says he tried to give up his phone and wallet, assuming the attack was a mugging – but the thugs did not take them.

He told WFAA “I wanted to get out alive, plain and simple.

“All of a sudden I felt a hand behind my head push my face into the pavement.

“It’s now an anger that I feel and I am not an angry guy.”
More than a dozen gay men have been targeted in the Oak Lawn neighbourhood in similar circumstances over the past few months.

However, little progress has been made, and so far not a single person has been arrested in conjunction with any of the homophobic attacks.

Local business owner Lee Daugherty told the news outlet: “I don’t think this community is asking for anything special from the Dallas Police Department.

“We appreciate their help but one thing we don’t have is any arrests, still to this day.

“This community knows these are hate crimes.”

Related topics: Anti-gay, attack, Dallas, Gay, Hate crime, homophobic, LGBT, police, Texas, US

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