An anti-gay man in NYC attacked a married same-sex couple who graduated from West Point. It didn't go as planned.
The first male couple to marry at West Point were in a Manhattan bodega in the upscale neighborhood of SoHo on Sunday when one of them was physically attacked by a man they say threw the first punch.
"It's hard to believe that in 2015 we would have to deal with anti-gay hate crimes in soho of all places but that's what happened today," Larry Lennox-Choate III wrote on Facebook.
An unidentified man about 40-years old "screamed anti-gay obscenities" at the couple then punched Larry's husband, Daniel Lennox-Choate, in the face.
"The guy who screamed anti-gay obscenities at us in a bodega before sucker-punching Danny?," Larry, who graduated West Point in 2009, explains, "He left covered in his own blood with his tail between his legs after I handled the situation and tossed him in the street like the coward loser he is."
"The hate crimes division of the NYPD is on the case and we have full faith a positive outcome will follow," Larry adds. "We refuse to be victims and are thankful we can defend ourselves, but are saddened by the fact that idiots like this guy might not pick two guys who went through Plebe Boxing next time."
Daniel graduated West Point in 2007, and the couple were married in 2013.
"Aside from one fat lip and a sore punching arm, we are fine," the couple notes.
The New York Daily News reports the police are investigating but no "arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, police said."
This article has been updated to note the Lennox-Choates are the first male same-sex couple married at West Point.
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