Karl Craven and Braden Brecht were having a normal conversation when a group of 15 boys decided to violently attack them.
The Metropolitan Police Department arrested three teenagers the same night. Braden Brecht was getting beat up while his boyfriend Karl Caven could only helplessly look at the violence that was going down.
Brecht, who was left with the worst injuries, has no insurance. His boyfriend has set up a GoFundMe page to pay for medical expenses. Karl wrote the following: "My boyfriend and I were walking from Hawthorne’s to Nellie’s on U St (in DC) last night and we stopped to talk for a few minutes. He was leaning against me and a few guys started yelling “faggot” at him and started to swing at him. It was all a quick blur but the next thing you know there was literally a mob of 15 guys beating him.’’
"They came out of nowhere and I was powerless to stop them, all I could do was jump on him to protect him and scream help. I don’t remember how long they kept beating him for. They stole his phone and my wallet. They chipped a major part of his front tooth and he had to get multiple stitches on his lip."
So far $ 11,655 has been raised, exceeding its $ 10000 target. The three teenagers have been arrested and are getting accused of violent theft and assault.