A San Francisco man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime after he stalked two gay men in the Castro gayborhood and assaulted one of the men with a glass object.
Muhammed Abdullah, 20, was following two men, one aged 58 and the other 40 years old, while “aggressively shouting anti-gay slurs at the men.” He then allegedly threw a glass object at the 40-year-old victim causing non-life-threatening injuries. The men contacted police who, using the description provided, were able to locate Abdullah a short time later roughly half a mile from the scene of the alleged attack.
“San Francisco is a haven for LGBT people,” District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said in a statement. “Our city is proud of our diversity and for being an open and welcoming beacon to all people, especially those who have been marginalized elsewhere. Hate crimes that seek to demean and otherize people because of who they are, what they look like, or who they love is unacceptable and will be prosecuted.”
This is a very dangerous time for members of our community. Please be careful and remain diligent when outside.