A Lincoln, Nebraska woman became the victim of HORRIBLE hate crime on Sunday morning when three masked men barged into her house, bound her wrists and ankles with zip ties, cut her all over her body and carved homophobic slurs into her skin before dumping gasoline on her floor of her house and lighting it with a match.
The woman survived crawling from her blazing house, naked and bleeding and screaming for help reaching the doorstep of a neighbor’s home.
The Omaha World Herald adds:
[Capt. Jim] Davidsaver said the victim’s description of the suspects was limited because of the masks. When police arrived, the house was still on fire, the captain said. He said it caused about $200 in damage. Davidsaver would not say what words the men carved into the woman’s skin. “We need to maintain the integrity of the case,” he said.
But Erin Thompson of Lincoln, who described herself as the victim’s best friend, said she got a call from her friend about 6:30 Sunday morning. The friend asked Thompson to pick her up from the hospital.
“They carved on me,” Thompson said her friend tearfully told her.
Thompson said three epithets, including the word “dyke,” were carved on the woman’s arms and stomach.
Police are still searching for suspects and have not made any arrests.