The Four men who were caught on surveillance video, attacking a Gay couple on Miami Beach have been arrested and charged.
The cowards, identified as Juan Lopez, Luis Alonso, Adonis Diaz and Pablo Reinaldo Romo, were taken into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center after turning themselves in.
The victims – Rene and Dmitry said they were attacked after leaving a Gay Pride event.
“We were coming out of the bathroom and they started hitting on us, punching us, and kicking us when we were on the floor. They had no reason to, basically killing us,” said Rene.
“They were calling us faggots,” said Dmitry. “They were Spanish speaking and they called us faggots and there was fighting and I know this was gay pride.”
“I don’t feel this is, this kind of thing doesn’t make me happy,” Rene said Wednesday night. “We were happy before. We were happy before the fight and everything. I don’t know what I feel or how I feel. It’s weird, partly because I’m thinking of their families.”
Rene said he still doesn’t know what happened to provoke the four men into attacking them.
The Hate crimes unit of the State Attorney’s Office is investigating.
“There’s a state statute that allows these kinds of aggressive behaviors, these attacks, these beatings, to be enhanced,” Rundle explained. “It moved it from a second degree felony to a first degree felony and it almost doubles the penalty.”
The men, posted bond and were released from jail Wednesday morning.