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Arrests made in connection to Windsor gaybashing

UPDATE: Police have arrested two suspects in connection to the May 21 attack on a Windsor gay man, reports the Windsor Star.

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MAY 22, 2:45PM:

A Windsor gay man says he was called anti-gay slurs as he was robbed and beaten by two men early Friday.

"While doing it, they called me slurs in every way… ‘faggot,’ ‘homo’ and everything in between,” says Chris Rabideau, 26. 

Rabideau says he was walking home from a friend’s place around 1:30am when he was mugged by two men. Rabideau says he fled to his apartment building, but the men followed him to the building’s lobby and kicked him in the head.

Rabideau suffered a concussion, broken nose, a swollen right eye and bruising on his face and neck, reports the Windsor Star

Watch Rabideau tell his story (video via Windsor Star):

Windsor Police released these security camera images of the suspects: 

  

The Windsor Star has more information on the two suspects:

"The first robber is described as a white male 25 to 28 years old,
about five feet and nine or 10 inches, perhaps 180 to 200 pounds. He
has brown hair, shaved short, and a “chin-strap” beard. At the time of
the incident, he wore a striped golf shirt, dark pants and dark shoes.

"The
second robber is described as a male possibly of Aboriginal descent, 25
to 32 years old, about six feet tall and 250 pounds. He has long black
hair that he wore in a ponytail. He has two teardrop tattoos under his
right eye. He wore a black coat and a white baseball cap with a
spider-web logo.

"Anyone with information about this crime
is asked to call Windsor police detectives at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830 or
Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477.”

UPDATE: A community bulletin from Windsor Pride:




As part of its Stride
with Pride Walk-a-Thon this Monday,
May 24th at 9:45am
in conjunction with the Mayor’s Walk, Windsor Pride would like to
invite the entire community to come together in solidarity against senseless
violence like that inflicted on its volunteer Chris Rabideau early Friday
morning.

Windsor
Pride invites family and friends, gay and straight to join us in a display of
solidarity by wearing blue and walking with us from Assumption Park to
Dieppe Park.

See more details at the Facebook event page


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