Gay Woman Says She Was Attacked In The Street After Her Same-Sex Marriage Was Publicized
YPSILANTI (WWJ) - Washtenaw County Sheriff’s officials are searching for three suspects in an alleged hate crime.
A 28-year-old lesbian told authorities she was walking home after getting off a bus, Monday evening in Ypsilanti Township, when she was assaulted by three men — one of whom shouted,“Hey b—. Are you that f— from the news?”
The victim told Sheriff’s officials she’d been on TV talking about how she had recently married her partner in Washtenaw County.
The woman said one of the men punched her in the face, knocking her unconscious. She woke up on the ground, she said, to a second man kicking her in her stomach.
Officials said the alleged attack happened at around 6 p.m. in an apartment complex parking lot in the 3000 block Roundtree Blvd., near Ellsworth Road and Michigan Avenue. All three suspects fled the area on foot.
One of the suspects is described as a white male in his mid-20s, 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and heavy-set, with a low or husky voice. The victim could not provide a description of the other two suspects.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s office confidential tip line at 734-973-7711 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP. Tipsters may remain anonymous.