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San Diego Man Beaten with Baseball Bat in Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

by Jason St. Amand

National News Editor

Thursday December 26, 2013

A man from the San Diego area says a group of men beat him with a baseball bat on Monday because he is gay, KGTV, San Diego's ABC-affiliated station, reports.

Dwayne Wynn says that the men hurled anti-gay slurs at him before beating him with a baseball bat.

"I've never been that scared in my entire life," Wynn said. "I literally thought I was going to die. I thought they were going to kill me. They were beating me that bad."

Wynn was walking in a residential area around midnight on Monday when he heard a car pull up behind him. When he heard the group of men get out of the vehicle, he said he turned around when one of them used an anti-gay slur.

"The last thing I see is a baseball bat being swapped right across the face," Wynn said. He added that the attack happened so quickly, that he wasn't able to get a detailed description of the attackers or of the car.

"I was laying there," Wynn told KGTV. "I was covered in blood and I could hear them literally high fiving each other as they're walking to their truck."

Wynn suffered a broken eye socket, three cracked ribs and eighteen stitches in his side as a result of the attack. His fingers were also fractured from covering his face.

"They just didn't stop and they thought it was a game," Wynn said. "They thought it was fun."