And, oh my.
If any of you hookup on grindr, scruff, or anything...
The small town of Springtown, Texas experienced its first possible hate crime after a same-sex casual encounter turned unexpectedly violent.
Aaron Keahy, 24, met Brice Johnson, 18, through the social networking app, MeetMe, and – thinking that Johnson was gay or bisexual — about an hour later Keahy went over to the teen’s house during the early morning on Labor Day. However, Keahy said he was immediately ambushed, leaving him with nerve damage, knocked out teeth and broken bones that required plastic surgery.
“He started getting all frustrated and talking all angrily,” he told San Antonio’s KENS5. “I don’t remember anything after that.”
In an interesting twist, Johnson claims he doesn’t remember anything either, though police say they received a 911 call from the teen. He told them he found Keahy outside of his house in the trunk of a car and drove the victim to get medical help. Police later arrested Johnson, charging him with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.
Police are charging the incident as a possible hate crime, a first for the town of less than 3,000 people. ”I’ve been up here altogether 10 years, and this is the first hate crime or possible hate crime that I’ve investigated,” said Springtown police Lt. Curtis Stone. Because neither Johnson nor Keahy remember the attack, Stone doesn’t “have any answers” for Keahy’s injuries.
Johnson had been spending the summer with his friend, Darcel Cummings, whose family often takes in troubled teens. Cummings, however, had never “seen him be violent or upset towards anybody.” As for Keahy, he’s learned a hard and painful lesson: “Just don’t meet anybody online,” he said. ”Don’t trust them.”
Not that this is a hugely usual occurrence these days for any app or online meeting, but it's still a possibility...
If I'm meeting a stranger, I always tell a friend where I'm going, who I'm meeting, when I'm going. Not that one can be entirely safe. So, while that incident is terrible did anyone else look at the 'before' picture and, uhhh, wonder the same thing I did?
Last edited by RageAgainstTheAoki; 09-25-2013 at 06:32 PM.
Oh my god. I totally go on growlr and have met someone. Luckily they haven't done anything, but this makes it more leary for me. I think apps like these make it easier for those of us who are looking for a potential (insert what you will) and aren't exactly in a gay-friendly area.
On a different note, I have a bit of problem: there is this guy in one of my classes and he keeps flirting with me, sits beside me, etc. I decided to add him on facebook, and he hasn't added me yet. Its been a few hours, so I'm probably overreacting, but I don't know if I should take this as a sign that it ain't happening.
there is this guy in one of my classes and he keeps flirting with me, sits beside me, etc. I decided to add him on facebook, and he hasn't added me yet. Its been a few hours, so I'm probably overreacting, but I don't know if I should take this as a sign that it ain't happening.
Well, have you planned the wedding yet?
Originally Posted by SepaGroove
You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.
As a straight person that enjoys this thread, I'm wondering what the boardies here think of Gwyneth Paltrow's comments on Chelsea Lately this last week. She said she was going to get Chick Fil-Ay (sp) for her birthday dinner. You could see her wanting to swallow her words as soon as they came out of her mouth but it was too late.
Originally Posted by M Sparks
It's all riding on this. You've got big dreams to ride to the top of the Flash Mob world. Well internet fame costs. And right now is when you start paying for it...in sweat.
just wanted to put this little tidbit out there: yesterday was the twentieth anniversary of my coming out. that's right kiddos. it's been 20 years since i first admitted out loud that i like dick. just thought you'd like to know...
Originally Posted by kvnty
You little cock sucker, menikmati. This is a fucking violation of compliance and you will fucking pay, you little pig.
Congrats. I had my first sexual encounter at 16 (he was 20), then not again til i was 19. You were an early bloomer!
Also, I think Rage praised the movie Yossi and Jaeger. Just wanted to mention that the sequel, Yossi, is now streaming on netflix. We catch up with Yossi 10 years after the last movie and he's still heartbroken and in the closet. Some of the most interesting, but ultimately sad (then happy) moments come from his meeting a young gay soldier who is out and proud to his army buddies. Definitely a good add to the gay library online as there's been a serious lack of new content lately.
Originally Posted by guedita
Which healthcare provider will euthanize you the fastest as a service to society?