In early February, a man was beaten by strangers outside of HiFi Lounge on Lombard Street. The 28-year-old victim was called antigay names, spat upon, and punched by a crowd of about 20 caucasian men before a coworker intervened.
“They started spitting on me, and punching me, and I couldn’t even take
it,” the victim, Jefferey Lafayette, told KPIX TV. “I couldn’t take it, all the hits they were giving me. So I fell, and I cradled my face in the fetal position.”
Lafayette said he did not know if the attackers were locals or were from out of town. At press time, no arrests had been made.