Homophobic attack caught on camera

Taken from a screenshot from a twitter video posted by @saltrejo

An eight-second video on Twitter shows a man hitting another man in after asking him if he’s gay. According to a CBS article, the victim, Sal Trejo, replied saying he is gay. The suspect responded by asking again, “oh then you’re gay?” Before Trejo was able to answer, the suspect began to hit him.

The video was reported to SLCPD and is being investigated.

Trejo told KUTV the incident happened at 1:45 a.m. Feb. 17 outside a bar on Main Street while Trejo was waiting for an Uber driver. He also said he didn’t know the man in the video.

Trejo said the man approached him and made misogynist and homophobic comments to him and his group. They started videoing out of concern for safety. Trejo said the man punched him in the arm, pulled a knife on another member of the group, and pushed another member of the group. Trejo said the man was inebriated.

LGBT news source, “Q Salt Lake,” wrote police are asking for anyone with information on the man to come forward and contact authorities.

The Gayly 2/18/2019 3:28 p.m. CST