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Man beaten with belt buckles in after leaving a gay bar in Texas

Christopher Bradford was attacked while making his way home from a gay bar

2018-08-02

A man was attacked by a group of men and beaten with belt buckles while walking home after a night out.

Christopher Bradford was making his way home from a gay bar in Montrose, Texas, when he heard footsteps running up behind him and he was brutally beaten and thrown to the ground.

He told ABC13: “Someone grabbed me from behind [and] threw me to the ground.

“I was getting punched, kicked, and then, belt buckles were flying at me.

“[One of the belt buckles] got me across the side of my head and I got four metal staples. They hit me with a rock in the forehead.”

Bradford claimed no one helped him despite being in a busy area and it was only when his friend, who he was on the phone with, pulled up and chased the men away.

He continued: “There was blood everywhere. It was in my eyes. I couldn’t see.

“I kept asking why. I was like, ‘What did I do? Why are you hitting me?”

Caleb Tout, 19, was later arrested and reportedly told officers he was drinking and attacked Bradford because he was looking for someone else who allegedly exposed themselves to his girlfriend.

“You really don’t know the intention behind it. One of them was laughing. They were getting amusement out of this.

“The one thing I’ve learned from this, I will never walk home alone. That’s never going to happen again.”