Jogger Who Used Anti-Gay Slurs in Attack Turns Himself In
An Atlanta man accused of attacking a cyclist, shouting anti-gay slurs, turned himself to authorities Wednesday, Atlanta’s ABC-affiliate station WSB-TV reports.
According to the cyclist, Quinn Chrzan, 24, Michael Sanders hurled homophobic epithets before he slammed him into a gate and punched him repeatedly.
"I was pinned against the wall and my hand was sliced up so, there was nothing I could do," Chrzan told WSB-TV. "He just punched me in the face."
He added that Sanders was angry that he was riding too close to him as he ran on a trail.
"Right when I was about to pass him, he just stopped and he looked at me and called me a faggot," he said. "I had no idea what I did to set him off."
Chrzan used his cell phone to record Sanders, which allowed police to capture stills from the recording.
"(He) kept calling me homophobic slurs and all I said to him was, Please don’t use homophobic slurs,’" Chrzan said.