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Adam Salnardi, Gay Oregon Man, Attacked And Robbed In Alleged Hate Crime

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Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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February 19, 2013

Five arrests have been made after what some allege was an anti-gay hate crime in Oregon. As KGW News is reporting, 24-year-old Adam Salnardi was attacked and robbed by five unnamed people in a Gresham, Ore. park on Feb. 15. Investigators say several masked men and one masked woman displayed guns before punching and kicking Salnardi, eventually stealing his wallet, cell phone and other items, according to the report. "I thought I was going to die. Once I saw the gun, I thought I was going to die," Salnardi told KOMO News. As to whether or not the attack was motivated by his sexuality, he added, ""Possibly. I only had $10 in my wallet ... When I was on the ground, they called me a f--- and just calling me rude names." The suspects are 19-year-old Justin Simms, three 16-year-old males and a 14-year-old female. All face charges of robbery, assault and intimidation, according to the reports.