MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — A gay man claims he was attacked last month in Miami Beach because of his sexual orientation.
Jordan Schaeffer told WTVJ, a Miami television station, that he and his partner were inside the Burger King Whopper Bar on Washington Avenue on March 14 when he was attacked.
A surveillance camera shows a man attacking Schaeffer and holding him on the floor. Pictures that Schaeffer provided WTVJ show swollen lips and other injuries to his face.
“It was just a simple kiss with my boyfriend,” Schaeffer, who lives in Los Angeles, told WTVJ. “Then right after that kiss, I started walking over and that’s when I was approached by this gentleman.”
“‘Why don’t you show if you’re tough or not you little faggot,'” said the man, according to Schaeffer.
WTVJ reported that police in Miami Beach are looking for two men in connection with the attack who were seen in the surveillance video.