A 29-year-old physician in New York City has undergone emergency surgical procedure for a damaged jaw following a violent hate crime assault on July 4.
Sina Rezaie had simply exited the subway in Greenwich Village when an unidentified man approached him from behind.
“He known as me a f*ggot after which half a block later, he got here from behind and kicked and punched me a number of occasions,” Rezaie told NBC News. “I don’t know why this occurred to me.”
The beating left Rezaie along with his jaw damaged in two locations. He lay on the bottom till after his attacker had vanished and managed to tug himself to his ft. Then he stumbled to a close-by bar for assist.
Laurie Beck and Richard Delay–two associates of Rezaie–occurred to work on the bar on the time. They instantly known as for an ambulance as they tried to assist him.
“I simply sort of noticed our pal strolling exterior sort of erratically and I known as [Delay’s] consideration ‘go see what’s happening with our neighbor, it appears like he’s distressed.’ [Daley] went exterior to test it out, then he begins waving to me so I grabbed a bottle of water and a few paper towels and ran exterior,” Beck stated.
“I noticed him holding his mouth, blood operating out from face. He stated that he had gotten attacked by some man who stated one thing to him as he got here off the practice. Apparently the man known as him a slur after which threw him to the bottom, and began kicking him repeatedly,” Delay added.
Rezaie’s accidents left him with metallic screws in his jaw and the joint wired shut. He might want to reside with the equipment for at the very least a month whereas he heals.
Police have but to announce any suspects within the assault.
In the meantime, associates of Rezaie have launched a crowdfunding video to assist offset the price of his medical bills. On the time of this writing, it has raised over $12,000 with a goal of $15,000.