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I SURRENDER: Chelsea BBQ Chair Basher Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin Turns Himself In To Police: “I Was The Victim”

gay bashingBayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, the man wanted in connection with the bashing a gay man over the head with a chair for defending his partner at a Chelsea BBQ  joint in NYC turned himself in Tuesday morning after being on the run and alluding arrest for over a month..

El-Amin, 41, walked into the 7th precinct house with his lawyer around 9:30 a.m. 

El-Amin, who is “reportedly gay” by a very questionable source  has 18 previous arrests in numerous states for assault, credit-card fraud, possession of stolen property, and forgery, told the discredited blog G List Society who has been helping and supporting  El-Amin that the men he assaulted, Jonathan Snipes and his boyfriend, Ethan York-Adams, actually started the fight.

“He assaulted me,” El-Amin told G List Society. “I was the victim.”

“My only thought was to facilitate an exit that they would not follow behind us, because there was no one there to stop them from doing so—or pull a weapon out on us. There was a chair, that’s closest thing to me. That’s why I threw it. I didn’t look at as a way to mane [sic] him or use as a deadly force.”

As you can see in the below in a video of the horrible event Snipes and his boyfriend move away from El-Amin after being physically stomped on by him and not hitting him with anything and then El-Amin strikes Snipes over the head forcefullywith a chair. El-Amin also called the couple “white faggots” according to witnesses.

Currently El-Amin, who lives in the Bronx, was charged with two counts of felony assault and attempted assault, police said.

We will post more information as it becomes available.

 

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