Christopher Bradford was walking home from a gay bar in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood when he was attacked by a group of people, bludgeoned with a belt buckle and rocks, and left bleeding on the sidewalk.
Caleb Tout, 19, has been arrested for the attack and “told officers he was drinking and beat Bradford because he was looking for someone else who allegedly exposed themselves to Tout’s girlfriend.”
Bradford told ABC13 that there seemed to be other motivations: “You really don’t know the intention behind it. One of them was laughing. They were getting amusement out of this…I heard footsteps running behind me. Someone grabbed me from behind (and) threw me to the ground. I was getting punched, kicked, and then, belt buckles we’re flying at me. Got me across the side of my head and I got four metal staples. They hit me with a rock in the forehead. 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?'”
The attackers scattered when Bradford’s friend, who he had been on the phone with, arrived in a car. No additional arrests have been made. Bradford said he won’t be walking home again.