Man caught hurling horrific homophobic abuse at lesbian couple in viral video
A man has been caught on camera spewing homophobic abuse at a lesbian couple in Oregon, USA. Watch the video below.
The horrific footage, which has been viewed 56,000 times so far, shows a man hurling expletives at the lesbian couple in south-east Portland.
Trudy and Wendy Dragoon had been going door-to-door around the city – trying to find the owner of a dog they had found – when the confrontation happened, reports regional TV station KOIN.
In the video, which Trudy Dragoon uploaded to Facebook, an unnamed young man can be seen squaring up to Trudy, seemingly in an attempt to engage her in a fight.
“You look like a f***ing man, let’s go,” he says. “Act like a f***ing man, get hit like one, c**t. Gay pride ass b**ch.”
The nearly three-minute long video continues with the man walking right up to Trudy, saying: “Come on, come on, you’re a f***ing woman. I’d f***ing knock you on your fat ass, you fat cow.”
Trudy responds by saying: “You think that you scare me?” to which the man replies: “You think you scare me, you’re a f***ing woman.”
Watch the video below (WARNING: contains explicit language):
The incident allegedly took place on Southeast Duke and Southeast 63rd Avenue.
Trudy later tells the man: “You’re so scared right now, you’re shaking.”
However, the man responds: “”Oh I’m so scared of a f***ing lesbian, I’m so scared… I should be so embarrassed of a f***ing lesbian on my property? Look at you, you f***ing embarrass America.”
At one point the man sticks his middle finger up to the camera, which is being held by Trudy’s wife, Wendy.
Posting the video on Facebook, Trudy said: “So this just happened. After he sped up like he was going to hit is as we crossed the street. And then a ‘good guy cop’ rolled up and CLEARLY did not want to help us. Before he even got out of the car he was telling us to ignore him and just walk away.
“Then told us he couldn’t do anything. These little f***ers live around the corner. It will take them no time to figure out which house is ours so I guess we wait until we are physically assaulted before we can get help.”
The video ends when a police officer arrives.
Speaking to KOIN, Wendy said that the police officer did not intervene, instead saying: “Not until he actually physically assaults you, there’s nothing that can be done.”
Chris Burley, a public information officer at Portland Police, told KOIN: “The Police Bureau is aware that speech, such as the speech present in this video, instills fear in members of our community. The Police Bureau works with community members and community organizations regarding bias crimes.
“I am not able to speak about the event, as this is an open investigation, I was not present at the time of the incident and a video does not necessarily convey everything that was occurring at the time of this incident.
“I will provide the officer that responded to the incident with this video so he may document the video and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office may review for consideration.”
Elsewhere in the video, the young man can be heard telling Wendy: “You’re a cow. Go f***ing scissor each other,” before making a lewd gesture with his hands.
“Oh we will, it’s going to be great,” responds Wendy.