MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Four men accused of brutally attacking two men following a gay pride parade in Miami Beach could be charged with a hate crime.
They surrendered to police two days after surveillance video captured them punching two men in the face and knocking them to the ground after Sunday's parade.
An arrest report shows the victims said they were holding hands along Ocean Avenue when one of the four suspects called them an anti-gay slur in Spanish, and then three of the four attacked them. Police say a good Samaritan who tried to intervene also was attacked.
The men are charged with aggravated battery, but the charges could be enhanced under state law if they are classified as hate crimes.