A Texas oil executive has been arrested for punching unconscious a gay man he called a ‘faggot’ moments before.
Anthony Fera, president of Houston-based MidStar Energy, was charged with misdemeanor assault with injuries for the 18 April attack.
William Smith, 47, and his husband, Paul Von Wupperfield, were walking down a street in Austin at around 10.25pm when Fera, 51, barreled out of a parking lot and almost hit them.
'You nearly hit us!' Smith shouted.
To which Fera responded, 'Fuck you, faggot.'