A young Salt Lake City man by the name of Sal Trejo was enjoying his Sunday night in downtown SLC with his friends when they were assaulted by a homophobic man.
In a video posted by Trejo, the aggressor can be heard asking,
“Are you gay though?”
Seeing as it’s 2019 and homosexuality should not be an issue anymore, Trejo answered truthfully.
“Oh, I am.”
The attacker went on to ask again.
“Oh then you’re gay?”
Before Trejo could confirm his sexuality to the stranger yet again, the perpetrator hit him.
Trejo caught the entire thing on camera.
My friends and I were assaulted by this homophobic man in downtown Salt Lake City last night. Anyone know him? The police are interested in having a chat with him. #SaltLakeCity @slcpd @slcmayor @EqualityUtah pic.twitter.com/1tPFSCADOp— Salonge Knowles (@saltrejo) February 17, 2019
Trejo also posted a comprehension detailing of what happened that night.
He explains that his attacker was visibly intoxicated, verbally abusive and hostile toward himself and his friends, and even went on to pull out a knife and use homophobic slurs.
He finally ran away and drove off, while visibly intoxicated.
People are infuriated by the young, white man’s actions.
disgusting! https://t.co/3UBNZsJans— PettySoccerMommiana (@BasicSoccerMum) February 18, 2019
Really hope they find him so justice can be done.— Connie Lipnick (@connielipnick) February 18, 2019
I am so, so sorry this happened to you, however filming it and sharing it, I hope justice is served eventually to this poor excuse of a human being.— Dan Ellis (@dgellis0907) February 18, 2019
Strength and love to you all x
The homophobe here needs serious punishment! https://t.co/SqkONcqcXZ— Connell Coyne (@ConCoy92) February 18, 2019
It’s 2019 and this shit is still happening?! I hope this POS is caught soon! 🤬 https://t.co/3QkkAPgbPE— Jennifer (@jennyyyk0815) February 18, 2019
Fuck this guy. Gay Twitter, let’s ruin his life https://t.co/9IkRy9zme8— I am Sisyphus (@daughterofmara) February 18, 2019
Shit ain't right https://t.co/GG3VhLUQXi— Ethan Ancell (@ethanancell) February 18, 2019
People are fucking appalling 🤬 https://t.co/UAgcWh0JS8— Kimi 💣 (@KimiBombDiggity) February 18, 2019
Find and punish this asshole‼️‼️ https://t.co/cuGAvobo5z— BrendΔn FrΔnk (@beeefrank) February 18, 2019
What a horrible human being. https://t.co/zdu1IgAiAH— gumballunicorn (@gumballunicorn1) February 18, 2019
This has no place in 2019. So sorry this happened to you.— Heather Buckman (@TataniaRosa) February 18, 2019
As of this afternoon, Sal posted that the young man has been contacted and that he is “cooperating fully.
Update: pic.twitter.com/CAAKAFdVGR— Salonge Knowles (@saltrejo) February 18, 2019