DENVER - Denver police are investigating an alleged bias-motivated crime after a young gay man said he was badly beaten by a man in a group shouting gay slurs outside a hookah bar early Monday.
Jared R. Olson's Facebook page shows photos of him with a bloody, battered face.
"This is the aftermath of my assault that happened this morning at Sams Hookah Lounge!" Olson posted on Facebook Monday.
The 23-year-old Olson told 7NEWS he and two friends were leaving Sam's Hookah Lounge at 2370 W. Alameda Ave. about 2 a.m. Monday when he and a gay friend were attacked by a man in a group of men in the parking lot calling them gay slurs.