New York City police have arrested a
man who has confessed to beating Damian Furtch, and he's denied he
was motivated by hate.
Twenty-one-year-old Anthony Bray, a
homeless man, gave himself up to police after a witness fingered him.
Furtch, 26, an aspiring actor and
model, had just ended his shift at the nearby Pink Tea Cup
Restaurant, when he was attack around 4:30AM last Sunday outside a
McDonald's in the West Village. He told police that the two men
yelled anti-gay slurs as they punched him. The attack left Furtch
with two black eyes and a gash on his face that required four
stitches at Roosevelt Hospital to patch up.
Bray, however, told police that the
attack wasn't motivated by hate because he's gay too. He said he
attacked Furtch “because he was disrespectful to him,” the New
York Daily News reported.
The men followed Furtch outside the
McDonald's after they teased him about his bright-colored clothing
inside the restaurant. Police are still looking for the second