A gay couple from Las Vegas, Nevada say they were attacked by two men in what they’re calling a hate crime.
Charles Clements said two men attacked him and his boyfriend Vincent, completely unprompted, outside their apartment in the city. He said the attack landed them both in the hospital, with Clements released Friday (30 November) night.
The reported attacked happened Thursday night (29 November) when Clements picked up Vincent from work at Walmart and they drove home.
Clements recalled he was about to unlock the front door when he heard Vincent calling his name.
‘I come back, I see my boyfriend fighting with the guy,’ he said.
As the fight continued, it reportedly went onto the front porch and broke a glass table.
‘There was a lot of glass on the floor so the guy came around,’ Clements continued. ‘He picked up the glass. I was like, ‘Don’t do that.’ And he started stabbing my boyfriend in the back. The guy was kicking him in his ribs.’
He said after he was hit with glass, he began ‘leaking blood’ onto his jacket.
Clements told local new station Fox5 that neighbors came out during the commotion, but they were ‘just looking’ and no one called the police.
After the two men drove away, Clements went inside with Vincent and that’s when they called 911.
‘I’ve never been through nothing like this in my life,’ he said. ‘I was so scared.’
Clements’ boyfriend, Vincent, told police one of the men who attacked them was a co-worker. They alleged the men following Clements and Vincent home from Vincent’s workplace.
‘It was all about gay bashing,’ Clements claimed. ‘The guy came up to my boyfriend’s job, calling him an abomination, calling him fag.’
He also said they’re afraid to be at their apartment now.
GSN reached out to Walmart for comment.