Two Boston Men Charged With Robbery and Hate Crime After Anti-Gay Attack

Ruiz and Hayes

The two alleged perpetrators, Colin Hayes, 21, and Derek Ruiz, 28, were identified and arrested earlier this morning after an anti-gay attack that took place on July 20th. Police say the two men taunted the unidentified victim with anti-gay slurs as he waited for a train. After being told to go away, the two allegedly returned and punched the victim in the face before stealing his cell phone. According to the Patriot Ledger, Hayes and Ruiz are expected to be arraigned later today in Boston Municipal Court.

The attack took place at the South Station commuter rail station at approximately 6 AM. The victim was taken to Tufts Medical Emergency Center after suffering multiple facial injuries and a fractured nose. No word has been released as to whether this incident is at all connected to other anti-gay robberies taking place in Boston earlier this year, during which victims are lured online into inviting the attacker(s) into their home before being drugged. 


  1. Tom says

    Look at the mugs on those guys! You can just tell by looking at them that they’re total dumb asses with low IQ’s. What a couple of
    losers with absolutely no prospects for the future.

  2. Avi says

    What?!!?!?!?!?! An anti-gay hate crime in Boston? That’s a city in Massachusetts, right? I thought MA was the “Canada” of the U.S., and every child at 6 years old is required to sing “Kumbaya” at a gay wedding.

  3. says

    South Boston is where they ban gays from the yearly St Patrick Days parade….any thing with the word “South” in its name appears to be white trash, lots of Irish who hate gays, blacks and non-Christians. Though its literally a few minute walk from the “normal” part of Boston, I’ve only driven through it a few times. As for the dudes, they look like repressed homos to me.

  4. says

    DISCLAIMER: forgot to mention their are exceptions to the rules, like where I live the South End of Boston proper was considered the Gay Ghetto at one point….now of course as always is the case, after the gays fixed it up the yuppies, 99.9% white hetero yuppies have taken over… and I and many others aren’t happy about our once safe, welcoming predominantly gay neighborhood.

  5. Pete N SFO says


    South Station is NOT in Southie… it’s basically downtown.

    Baffling to me is why at 6am there weren’t more people around. The station serves as the major connection to southbound commuter trains & is just about always bustling.

  6. Otterman says

    Corey, you’re a moron. South Station is NOT in Southie.

    As for Southie being “Irish white trash” (nice ‘tolerance’ you have), Southie is mostly young professionals now and has changed A LOT over the last decade.

    You’re clearly from Worcester or Springfield or somewhere else. A queen that isn’t really a Bostonian.

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