Four gay men were verbally and physically assaulted Sunday during a showing of Barbra Streisand movie “Guilt Trip”. 2 were arrested for the attack.
Here is the break down:
Joseph W. Menard Jr., 37, was arrested on two counts of simple battery.
Walt Jamison, 23, said he and his partner and two gay friends met at The Grand on Johnston Street in Lafayette The men took their seats during the previews, Jamison said, and almost immediately a man in the row behind them said, “Oh great,” and called them a derogatory name aimed at their sexual preference.
One member of the four said, “Excuse me?” and that is when Menard “stood up and leaned over us and started screaming hate slurs peppered with profanities ” in front of his own child and wife, Jamison said.
Menard “sat down and stood back up and popped my partner in the back of the head,” said Jamison, who claims that he was also struck by Menard, knocking his glasses to the ground.
Menard cowardly left with his family SUV. Police pursued them and arrested Menard on the simple battery charges.
Simple Battery? WTF?
Lafayette police officers wrote that the verbal altercation was about their “sexual preference.” Menard’s wife, Carissa Lynn Menard, 31, of Rayne, was charged with resisting arrest, according to police reports.
I hope they fry these scums. Nice message they are sending to their kids…