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Watch: Gay Couple Allege They Were Stabbed by Attackers; Neighbors Did Nothing

by Kilian Melloy
Tuesday Dec 4, 2018

A gay couple living in Las Vegas was attacked and stabbed by a pair of assailants, one of the men told a local news channel — all while their neighbors looked on and didn't do so much as call for the police.

Chris Clements told local channel Fox 25 News that he and his boyfriend Vincent had just arrived home on the evening of Nov. 29 when two men — one of them a coworker of Vincent's — launched an alleged attack, kicking Vincent and using shards from a broken outdoor tabletop to stab him in the back.

Clements described how the purported attack unfolded, saying that after picking up Vincent from his job at Walmart and driving home, he proceeded ahead of Vincent to unlock the door to their apartment. Then, "I heard him calling my name," Clements said, "so I come back and I see my boyfriend fighting with the guys."

When a glass-topped table was upended and broken, one of the attackers seized on the pieces as weapons and began stabbing Vincent, Clements said.

"I just pushed him away," Clements said, but the attack continued, with the assailant reportedly kicking Vincent in the ribs. Clements recounted how he was also injured with a cut to the head, all while neighbors witnessed the brutal scene... and did nothing about it. Clements described how "everybody [was] just looking — nobody called the police."

Vincent sustained "two broken ribs and a punctured lung," the Fox 25 reports said.

Police are looking for the attackers, and they have a good lead on at least one of them. "Vincent told police he recognized one of the attackers," the Fox 25 report continued. "A man who works with him at Walmart."

Clements spoke to the motive behind the alleged attack, saying that the assailants singled the men out for being gay.

"It was all about gay bashing," Clements said. "The guy came up to my boyfriend's job, called him an abomination, called him all types of fags and stuff."

Watch the Fox 25 report below.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Assistant Arts Editor. He also reviews theater for WBUR. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.


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