Illinois State University Student Speaks Out About Anti-Gay Assault Through Jaw Wired Shut: VIDEO


Illinois State University student Eric Unger was beaten over the weekend at the ISU campus in Normal by a group of men after having his cell phone knocked from his hand while walking home from a party on Saturday, the Sun-Times reports:

Eric Unger said he had just left a party and was walking home alone about 2:30 a.m. in the 100 block of West Willow Street when a group of men passed him from behind — and one of them knocked his phone out of his hand.

The 23-year-old from north suburban Deerfield, who is openly gay, said he asked the group, allegedly comprised of five to eight African-American males, “what their problem was.”

Unger said they responded with anti-gay slurs and surrounded him. He said he pleaded that he “just wanted to go home,” but the men attacked him, still hurling anti-gay epithets...

...Normal Police Sgt. Adam Kapchinske confirmed responding officers found Unger, a family relations major, injured, after an apparent beating. No one witnessed the attack, and the student did not mention his belief the attack was a hate crime in a police report, Kapchinske said, adding that an investigation is ongoing.

Unger's jaw is still wired shut, but he spoke to CBS Chicago about the attack.

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