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Edgewater Gay Man Viciously Attacked On Bryn Mawr, Suspect Used Anti-Gay Slurs


Injury photo taken by Peterson, published by WCT

A Gay man was attacked last January 13 after leaving the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1127 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. as he headed to the CTA red line station. Anti-Gay slurs were used during the incident.

The victim, Edgewater resident Scott Peterson, was eating at the area doughnut shop when he first noticed the suspect. At about 5:15 p.m., Peterson left the store and began walking to the nearby Bryn Mawr L Station.

The suspect, who was loitering in the restaurant for some time, followed the victim out of the store. Before he was able to do anything, the man knocked Peterson to the ground. During the attack, the suspect called him a “faggot” followed up by, “I’m no girl.”

In a Windy City Times article, Peterson said, “He literally came running out of Dunkin’ Donuts. I had no time to do anything. … I laid there for about five seconds, in shock.”

Peterson was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital with a fractured humerus bone. He is currently recovering from his injuries and will not be able to return to work for several months.

The suspect is described as a slim 25-years-old with a beard, and was wearing what appeared to be pajama bottoms.

Peterson is currently trying to obtain security video footage from the Dunkin’ Donuts and the CTA in order to help identify the attacker. Anyone with information relating to the incident should call area detectives.


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