Los Angeles police have arrested four
U.S. Marines suspected of beating a gay man over the weekend at a
local bar in a possible hate crime.
The Marines, who are believed to be
stationed at Camp Pendleton, are accused of beating unconscious a man
outside the Silver Fox Bar, a gay bar in Long Beach.
“I remember blacking out,” the
unnamed victim said. “All I remember is being put next to the
The victim said the men yelled anti-gay
slurs as they beat him.
Los Angeles quoted a bartender as saying that the men stated that
they were straight and began making homophobic slurs after a few
Charlie Harris, a bar employee, came to
the full-time film student's rescue, fighting off the attackers until
“I'm not a hero by any means. I'm
doing what any decent human being would do,” Harris said. (A video
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