Police say the incident, which launched a seek for a hate crime suspect, occurred on Monday at about 2:15 a.m.
Eden Estrada, one of many victims, mentioned they have been ready for an Uber when a person who had been hassling them earlier whereas buying got here again and stole her telephone. Whereas they tried to retrieve it, they are saying different males began gathering round and shouted at them. They have been referred to as slurs.
The three, who requested to be recognized as ladies who occur to be transgender, mentioned issues bought violent.
Police mentioned the suspect returned with a metallic bar and demanded the footwear and bracelet of one of many ladies. She complied out of concern and the suspect grabbed her by the hand, they walked collectively for a short while earlier than she was capable of escape.
“The person had approached me with a crowbar and he is like, ‘Give me your footwear, give me your bracelet,”’ mentioned Joslyn Allen.
“He actually grabs my hand and pulls me. He is like, ‘We’ll discover your mates as a result of I will beat y’all up,'” Allen added.
The suspect later assaulted one of many victims with a “bottle and knocked her to the bottom,” in accordance with police. Jaslene Busanet mentioned the person hit her on the again of the top.
“I simply collapsed to the ground,” Busanet mentioned. “There have been males saying, ‘Oh, she’s lifeless,’ laughing at me.”
Folks watched and recorded for greater than 5 minutes. The ladies pleaded for somebody to name 911.
“We thought we have been going to die as a result of the man had left and he’ll come again, he has a crowbar,” Estrada mentioned.
DEVELOPING: This story shall be up to date as extra details about the suspect is made obtainable.
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