Grant Gray, who enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2011 and spent most of 2015 serving in Afghanistan, tells Columbus, Ohio police he was the target of a hate crime.
Gray says he doesn’t remember much, but the officer who responded to the call said Gray was “stumbling” and recalled being beaten by three black men who repeatedly referred to him as “white.”
“I’m not going to lie to you. I have a concussion and I really don’t know the full details,” Gray told police. “I even had an Apple watch on and they didn’t steal that.”
Grant, who says he’s suffered a severe concussion, says he was out at a bar with a high school friend when he stepped outside to make a phone call. The next thing he knew, he was being beaten.
A police report shows that Gray’s attack occurred around midnight.
Gray’s assault comes within weeks of two other separate attacks on Marines who were also beaten unconscious.
Marine veteran Christopher Marquez was brutally beaten and rob by alleged Black Lives Matter sympathizers, on the same day that Marine Cpl. Michael Schroeder was beaten and left for dead in Northwest Washington.
A group of thugs attacked a Marine who was simply minding his own business, and the reason why demonstrates a major problem with our culture today.
Grant Gray, a Marine Corps veteran who spent most of 2015 serving in Afghanistan, was attacked by three black men in an alley while making a phone call Friday night. Before the attack, one of the men in the group referred to him being “white,” Gray told WTTE.
Gray went with a friend to the Pint House in the Short North in Columbus, Ohio. He stepped outside around midnight to make a call, and that’s when things took a turn for the worse.
The men approached Gray and beat him unconscious. He said he remembered waking up at Grant Medical Center with a concussion and a broken nose.
Police said a officer responding to a call about the incident found Gray stumbling around and very disoriented.
Gray believed he was a victim of a hate crime because the thugs who beat him didn’t take a single thing from him — not even his Apple watch. Gray admitted that he couldn’t remember all of the details of the attack but one thing seems clear — it was fueled by hate.
No arrests had yet been made in connection with the attack.