LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A man described to CBS2/KCAL9 the night four Marines beat him unconscious outside a bar popular among the gay community.
“I remember blacking out. All I remember is being put next to the curb,” the man, who chose not to give his name, told reporter Stacey Butler.READ MORE: SoFi Stadium Looking To Fill More Than 3,000 Part-Time Positions With Job Fairs Being Held This Month
“He starts pushing me and calling me f–. I told him I was gonna call police,” the victim said.
The San Dimas resident said the four men beat him after they all left The Silver Fox in Long Beach early Sunday morning.
Now, he said he’s afraid to show his face.
“I don’t want them to see who I am. They have friends out there,” the man said.
Police arrested the four Marines after they say the suspects beat the full-time film student until he passed out. They may be charged with a hate crime.READ MORE: Feds: Mustafa Qadiri Of Irvine Used $5 Million In Fraudulent PPP Loans To Buy Ferrari, Bentley, And Lamborghini
Charlie Harris was working in the bar and ran to help.
“You could hear the punches…it was bad,” Harris said.
“You just saw fists, and muscles, and tattoos, and all those guys were on top of him,” David, the victim’s boyfriend, said. He said he was too shocked to move.
David watched, as his boyfriend lay unconscious on the ground, as one of the Marines turned on Charlie.
Harris said, “When I threw him off, his partner grabbed me from the shirt…” and dragged him on his back.
Harris reportedly fought the suspects until police arrived.MORE NEWS: 2 More Drivers Report Windows Being Shattered On SoCal Freeways
David believes Harris may have saved his boyfriend’s life.