New Year’s Eve Gay Bashing Caught On Video – Do You Recognize These Men?
A police spokesperson said the two victims were walking toward their car parked near Ortega and Chapala Streets when they were confronted by three men they had never met. One of the suspects made a derogatory comment and the three proceeded to punch the victims. One of the victims suffered a broken jaw and a severe head injury that required staples to close. The other escaped with only minor injuries.
The suspects were described as follows:
Suspect 1: White male adult, 20s, 5’4” / 160 lbs with a shaved head. White and black, plaid, long-sleeve shirt
Suspect 2: White male adult, 20s, 6’1” with a shaved head. Dark clothing
Suspect 3: White male adult, 20s, with a shaved head. Dark clothing.
I know the video is brief and taken from a distance, but if you recognize any of these men, please contact Detective Kushner at (805) 897-2345. The Santa Barbara Police Department is investigating this beating as a hate crime, and needs your help to bring these monsters to justice.