If they are still searching for the suspect, wouldn't it be a good idea to give a description of the wanted man?
good point, how do you search without putting out a description?
I'll probably be a-hole of the year for saying it, but mayyyybe don't run around invading the personal space of strangers. You never know what substance some wingnut is jacked up on.
Especially when you're walking around in your underwear.
Exactly. I posted below. Invasion of personal space is a BIG problem in Chicago compared to other cities I've lived. Maybe it's the whole "an armed society is a polite society" thing elsewhere.
Uncalled for but I'm sure there's more to the story. I'm gay and can't stand those guys in drag/disguise thinking they've then got a free pass to be grabbing myself and others.
Exactly - horrible that it happened but maybe he'll think twice before giving out free hugs.
This isn't Mayberry. You shouldn't approach strangers and should know there are a lot of thugs out there.
Where did his pants go??
Sexual harassment is a big problem in the gay community, especially with the queens jumping on masculine guys thinking they can take all the liberties they want.
Wow - I'm a bit surprised at the number of comments here that seem to have more blame for the victim about what happened than for the abuser. Personal space is one thing, saying no or declining a hug is fine, but neither justify beating someone in the head with brass knuckles. If you're walking around the pride parade with brass knuckles you are looking for someone to beat down for any reason. Comments that blame a victim of any crime are just taking the perspective that violence is justified - and that point of view is part of the problem.
I agree that hugging or attempts to hug a stranger might get you a fist in the mouth, but brass knuckles is going a little far. Also, didn't the guy back off as soon as he saw a hug was not welcome. Sort of thought so from the commentary.
When it was a peaceful, happy crowd 10+ years ago, he'd have gotten away with it. He forgot where and when he was, or like all too many Chicagoans, in complete denial that the North Side has gone to hell.
I did not witness the incident, but did manage to get video of the aftermath. In case it's helpful:https://goo.gl/photos/f1teZGtXZD7DNayUA
Thank you for posting this
Yeah, needs to have some pants on. I'm sure he doesn't run around in Indiana in his underwear.
Right in front of where I used to call home last year. It is always pretty amazing to me when they interview someone from the neighborhood who "can't believe" something violent happened in Boystown/Lakeview. Head in the sand much? There will always be some things that I miss about the neighborhood but yup, still very glad that I moved.
I'm glad he is ok. My daughter and I saw him right after this and he was is really bad shape. Credit goes to medical personnel who responded quickly to multiple 911 calls.
Did they find the missing skull?
Dude, in reality the Parade has become a Drunkfest. Many of the locals tolerate the endless Gay drama, but touching or invading personal space is a no no. Smarten up!
I don't believe Mr Hugger. He claims the attacker came from behind and hit him yet the gash is on the front of the forehead. Then he says he had his arms open by did not force any hug, I say BS. Finally, he has no pants. I say...BS. Someone grabs someone else against their will is assault.
If I was him I would have declined the TV interview and hightailed it back to Indiana via a Divvy if necessary. Boy is never going to make it outside of a "barista" or server at a failing Greek/Polish fusion joint after this photo.