Milwaukee man says he was the victim of a hate crime outside downtown bar
6:28 PM, May 29, 2018
1:16 PM, May 30, 2018
MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee man, who doesn’t want his identity revealed, said he was the victim of a battery early Saturday morning in downtown Milwaukee. He believes he was targeted because he’s gay.
The man said he and his boyfriend were holding hands, leaving SportClub off North Jefferson Street to catch their Uber home, when two men inside what he believes was a black Chevy Malibu yelled at them. It was just before 1 a.m.
The man said he has 11 stitches and a broken eye socket and might need reconstructive surgery.
Several area businesses, including the SportClub have surveillance systems. TODAY’S TMJ4 asked managers to see if the crime was caught on camera, but we haven’t heard back.
Milwaukee Police said no arrests have been made in the battery case. The man believes Milwaukee is a friendly city and he hasn’t felt discriminated against living here. He’s not letting the incident change how he lives his life.
“I’m just going to continue to rock on as normal and hopefully the scar heals clean and move on.”