A San Diego police cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

Police sought public help Thursday to find two men who yelled anti-LGBTQ hate speech and beat a man unconscious at the Church of Music Rave Festival earlier this month.

On Sept. 12, a 27-year-old man and his two friends had just left the music festival in Crosby Park, just off East Harbor Drive, when two men in a black sedan got out and approached them, according to San Diego Police Officer Mark Herring.

Herring said that one suspect poured an alcoholic beverage on the victim and the other punched him in the face while yelling anti-LGBTQ slurs. He beat the man until he lost consciousness.

The victim was transported to a hospital with a broken orbital socket and broken nose, Herring said.

The suspects fled the scene in their car northbound on Cesar Chavez Parkway.

Witnesses described them as slim white men in their 20s, one with blonde wavy, shoulder-length hair; the other tall, wearing a blue T-shirt and blue baseball cap.

Anyone with information was urged to call the San Diego Police Department’s Central Division at 619-744-9500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477

–City News Service

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