Two men in Las Vegas were stabbed in an alleged hate crime outside their apartment last Thursday November 29.
Charles Clements picked his boyfriend Vincent up from his workplace at Walmart, and when they arrived home, two men began attacking them outside their building. Clements was in the process of unlocking the front door when he noticed that Vincent was being attacked:
“I come back, I see my boyfriend fighting with the guy.”
The attack continued on the porch and a glass table was smashed in the process. The men then stabbed the couple using the shards of glass:
“There was a lot of glass on the floor so the guy came around. He picked up the glass. I was like ‘Don’t do that.’ And then he started stabbing my boyfriend in the back. The guy was kicking him in his ribs.”
“I’ve never been through nothing like this in my life. I was so scared.”
According to Clements a number of neighbours surrounded the scene as it unfolded, but they did not intervene or call the emergency services:
“Neighbours, everybody [was] just looking. Nobody called the police.”
The two attackers left the scene and Clements called the police. He told the police that one of the perpetrators was Vincent’s colleague from Walmart. Additionally, Clements claimed that they were followed by the attackers as they left Walmart:
“It was all about gay bashing. The guy came up to my boyfriend’s job, calling him an abomination, calling him a fag.”
The attack left both men with serious injuries, which they received treatment for at the hospital. Clements was left with a head injury and cuts all over his body, while Vincent suffered two broken ribs and a punctured lung.
Additionally, Clements and Vincent claimed that they were left feeling unsafe and terrified to be at home:
“I don’t want to be in this apartment no more because I’m afraid they’re going to come back.”
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