Serving up this steaming pile of
Celebrity Gossip
Gay Politics
Gay News
and Pointless Bitchery
Since 1995

WATCH: Texas gay man left beaten and bloody after planned meeting using mobile app

SPRINGTOWN, Texas — Police in this small Texas town northwest of Fort Worth are investigating a possible hate crime in the brutal attack on a gay man after he arranged to meet another man using a mobile app called MeetMe.

Arron Keahey, 24, said his first contact with the 18-year-old suspect was through the phone app, and went over to the man’s house about an hour later, thinking he was gay or bisexual.

Keahey said he was “ambushed” almost immediately, and the attack left him beaten, bloody and bruised, reported WFAA-TV.

The Labor Day attack left Keahey with broken facial bones that required plastic surgery. He also suffered nerve damage and had some teeth knocked out.

Police say they received a 911 call from 18-year-old Brice Johnson, who told officers he found Keahey outside his house in the trunk of a car.

Police later arrested Johnson and charged him with aggravated assault, causing serious bodily injury.

Watch a report from WFAA-TV.

by Anonymousreply 4709/24/2013

Here's a photo of the guy who was beaten.

by Anonymousreply 409/24/2013

Why would you beat someone bloody at your own place (hello, didn't he want his security deposit back?) and then call 911?

by Anonymousreply 509/24/2013

Did the victim identify the person who called 911 as the suspect? Seems kind of odd, why beat a person, then put him in a trunk, then call 911? Whose car was it, his own? Isn't he incriminating himself?

What happened, he beat a guy and then was afraid to leave him without calling for assistance for the victim, even knowing it would come back to himself? Sounds like mixed feelings about his actions after the fact. Generally attackers attack, then leave the crime scene. They don't call for help .

by Anonymousreply 809/24/2013

A shirtless self-photo from the perpetrator's Facebook page.

by Anonymousreply 1009/24/2013

He looked way hotter in his mugshot.

by Anonymousreply 1109/24/2013

A pic from the Facebook page again of the perp kissing a girl.

by Anonymousreply 1209/24/2013

His Facebook 'likes' certainly portray a straight male. A white trash straight male.

by Anonymousreply 1309/24/2013

Can't wait to hear from the Texas contingent that keeps insisting it's a totally wonderful, progressive place!!!11

by Anonymousreply 1509/24/2013

As with everywhere else in the country it depends on where you are. People from California don't like to admit Bakersfield exists for example.

by Anonymousreply 1609/24/2013

Man, that kid at Grindr is RUTHLESS about competition.

by Anonymousreply 1709/24/2013

Which kid at Grindr?

by Anonymousreply 1809/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 1909/24/2013

Probably going to see more of this - they do it in russia now, set up hook ups and then when the guy shows up beat the living shit out of him.

by Anonymousreply 2009/24/2013

He's hot. He probably set up a hookup and was pissed when his trick showed up and didn't look anything like his pic.

by Anonymousreply 2109/24/2013

sorry, r22, what is the vernacular of the day to refer to a random fuck?

by Anonymousreply 2309/24/2013

One of his Facebook likes is Walmart. 'Nuff said.

by Anonymousreply 2409/24/2013

Despite how this incident turned out, I think it is great there are gay hookup apps for "special" people. Both fellows look to be a few genes short of a complete set, unfortunately the perpetrator had a violent streak.

by Anonymousreply 2509/24/2013

[quote]Arron Keahey, 24

Arron? Really?

by Anonymousreply 2609/24/2013

[all posts by flame bait troll #11 removed (violent racist homophobic right-wing misogynist), ISP notified with full text of all posts.]

by Anonymousreply 2709/24/2013

All the more reason not to hook up online. It's getting increasingly dangerous.

by Anonymousreply 2809/24/2013

Let's see:

1. closeted redneck who thinks he's an alpha dog

2. drugs

3. an anonymous hookup

What could possibly go wrong??

by Anonymousreply 2909/24/2013

How do we know the perp is a closet case? He could just be a straight guy who want to lure gay men to his place to beat them.

That's not an unknown scenario.

by Anonymousreply 3009/24/2013

[all posts by flame bait troll #11 removed (violent racist homophobic right-wing misogynist), ISP notified with full text of all posts.]

by Anonymousreply 3109/24/2013

The guy who got bear up looks like he has Down Syndrome.

by Anonymousreply 3309/24/2013

He "Likes" "High Times".

by Anonymousreply 3409/24/2013

I'm sorry, but gun/anti-gun you need to carry. I am anti-gun, but I am getting more and more inclined to go to Walmart and purchase one. I get called a faggot a lot myself, and I haven't been attacked yet, but if it least I'll be prepared.

by Anonymousreply 3509/24/2013

It was a joke, R18.

by Anonymousreply 3609/24/2013

I agree with R21. Now, catfishing isn't a justification for a brutal beating.

But there's no way the victim sent a real pic to a cute young guy.

by Anonymousreply 3709/24/2013

I'll take the proper precautions, R38. Training, etc. If I need I feel I really need to. In all honestly, I probably really need to, and I'll learn everything I need to.

[quote]I grew up on a farm in Texas, lived here my whole life, been out since I was 18, and no one has ever called me fag to my face. Never been bashed, never had a fight about it.

This is great, but I really don't know what you expect me to say?

by Anonymousreply 3909/24/2013

The perpetrator is pretty hot. Shame about what he did, but I wouldn't push him out of bed.

by Anonymousreply 4009/24/2013

People have been saying hookup as long as I can remember, and I guarantee you I'm not 20, toddler.

by Anonymousreply 4309/24/2013

Good for you that you don't experience hate.

I'm not terrified. Somebody who purchases a gun is considering their options.

by Anonymousreply 4409/24/2013

That's actually exactly what "vernacular of the day" seems to imply.

by Anonymousreply 4609/24/2013

The perp must have used an ugly stick.

by Anonymousreply 4709/24/2013
Need more help? Click Here.

Follow theDL catch up on what you missed

recent threads by topic delivered to your email

follow popular threads on twitter

follow us on facebook

Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads!