Skip to comments.Gay Nebraska woman tied up, mutilated in hate-crime assault, police say
Posted on 07/24/2012 7:14:04 AM PDT by scottjewell
Three masked men allegedly broke into a 33-year-old lesbian womans home, bound her arms and carved anti-gay slurs into her arms and abdomen.
A vigil was held in support of the woman who was allegedly attacked for her sexual orientation.
A 33-year-old Nebraska woman said three masked intruders tied her up, carved homophobic slurs into her skin and then set her house on fire in a shocking case that police are reportedly classifying as a hate crime.
A spokeswoman for the Lincoln Police Department told CNN on Monday investigators found a derogatory slur used against lesbians spray painted inside her home following the attack early Sunday morning.
The woman, an open homosexual who was not identified in local reports, made her way to a neighbors home after her assailants left. She called police around 4 a.m. I was in shock, neighbor Linda Rappl told CNN. She was naked, her hands were tied with zip ties. All I could see was a cut across her forehead and blood running down.
The woman told police three men wearing ski masks broke into her home and bound her hands, the Omaha World-Herald reported. The men also reportedly used a knife to cut the gay slurs into her skin and then doused her home with gasoline to start the blaze.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/gay-nebraska-woman-tied-mutilated-hate-crime-assault-police-article-1.1120649#ixzz21XgB26yS
Is her name Tawana Brawley?
“... but why does this smell of a hoax..?”
I thought the same thing, SC. If I was a betting person, my money would be placed in the “hoax” category.
I also get the whiff of HOAX. It's just too pat and familiar.
In the past, these supposed antilesbian attacks have been faked by the lesbian. I don’t know if this one has been made up but.....
A lesbian cutter?
I feel awful saying it but count me in - me3.
Every one of these has been a hoax. Unfortunately, that aspect rarely gets as much attention as the original setup ...
Not buying it. At least, not yet.
Isn’t that pic from the vigil the homosexuals held in support of the poor BOYS that were raped and sodomized by a PEDERAST?
if a queer gets asphyxiated during some kinky game involving whips, chains, chocolate syrup and Drano, they’d probably call it a “hate crime”.
Maybe because she wasn’t raped or sexually assaulted
the body writing stuff....? Seriously, what angry men do THAT when their masculinity is threatened?
This one screams “lesbian attack” due to love affair, rejecton or other deviant love triangle gone bad, or lesbian attack to gain sympathy
time will tell
LOL... nice try, freak.
Betting all the “carving” was accessible to her dominate writing hand.....
Cut on forehead... is this the WWE?
There is only her word that this happened to her by outside attackers. That's why this smells fishy to me
I think you mean it SMELLS fishy.
I agree with all these who smell HOAX. Knee jerk response for me was to wonder what gay spat was behind this. It seems well documented that same sex relationships are more prone to spouse abuse than their heterosexual opposites.I so smell HOAX in this yellow journalism.
Probably her daughter.
“While reading the article, I was looking to see if the police found her all tied up but, no, she was freed and turned up at a neighbor’s house.
There is only her word that this happened to her by outside attackers. That’s why this smells fishy to me.”
Right, that’s a huge red flag, and I’ll bet the cops already have noted that, just not saying anything until they can be sure. If this does turn out to be a hoax (I’d say there is a 90% chance it is) I hope and pray the outrage will be enormous.
Sounds like a hoax to me. The police probably see the same, but will play along for now. They will want the hoaxer to believe she is home free, she will be more likely to slip up in the cover up.
My thoughts exactly. Give it a week and the truth of this fraud will be out.
It sounds fake because, how do you find three people stupid enough to feel SO threatened by a woman’s homosexuality that they get together to commit felonies upon her and for what end result?
I suppose it could happen and it may be that it did. I’m just explaining why it doesn’t pass the smell test.
I hope this is a hoax. I’d hate to think people would actually do this.
You could be right. In any case, I trust cops will do their work and get to the bottom of it. I cannot believe the media is jumping all over something that reeks of self-inflicted prank as though it is believable in any way, shape, or form. And a vigil already? They should’ve sat on it until it was confirmed. Somehow, do not think it will be.
You nailed it: It doesn’t pass the smell test. The cops must be on to it , as all say, just biding their time until she “cracks”. If this is true, I’ll be shocked.
“lesbian attack” - I’ve heard that police reports of domestic homicides in lesbian households are often brutal to the point of unreality.
Usually involves a knife, and the killer only stops stabbing when she’s exhausted to the point that she can’t raise her arm for another strike.
Dollars to doughnut holes she is trying to get the attention of her ex-lover.
Too many of these things turn out to be staged. Sounds like she may have gotten smart and used an accomplice.
I was thinking of accomplices too, some gay guys perhaps, posing as the masked men and helping with the staging. It is a felony to stage a crime scene in any case.
The only circumstance where I could see three straights beating up a gay, would be if the gay person had molested one of their kids. They wouldn't carve anything on her, though -- that particular act sounds like something a woman would do to another woman.
I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt... FOR NOW, as sometimes, just sometimes, bad and bizarre things do indeed happen to people. I am mindful of the fact that the Brandon Teena/Teena Brandon case (basis for the movie “Boys Don’t Cry” also occurred in Nebraska.
I know a lot of folks on here won’t find such an opinion all that popular, but I do try and look at folks as human beings first and foremost, unless the prove unworthy of such consideration.
With all that said, if this is indeed a hoax, my “sympathy meter” for this person will immediately fall below zero.
Check the end of the zip ties for saliva and teeth marks.
I am calling BS on the whole story.
I see what you did there.... LOL!
My thoughts also. If true, the criminals committed a violent crime and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, regardless of the alleged “hate” motivation. If false, she’s guilty of filing a false official report with the police and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Let’s move on with life instead of wallowing in mostly invented stories of victimization.
Attention whore alert.
Exactly what I thought.
The truth, when it is finally determined, will not be so widely reported. As usual.
Smells fishy too.
I’m on the hoax bandwagon, for now.
Exactly. Why go to all that trouble just to leave her alive to tell the tale? It doesn't add up.
The lesbians resent that fishy crack, they claim the lickydesplit is smell free zone.
I predict she will be shown to be a fraud and the DA will decline prosecution!!
The smell of the BS is strong with this one.
Smells like rancid salmon.
No mention that she was taken to a hospital for treatment; even for stitches.
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