Man accused of gay slurs pinned to ground in Bellingham

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 8:42 AM

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Police in Bellingham say a young man accused of yelling slurs at a lesbian couple and smashing a window of their car soon found himself pinned to the ground by one of the victims.

Police spokesman Mark Young says the man confronted the couple outside a bar early Sunday when he saw them embracing. Young says when the women "expressed no interest in having a conversation," the man smashed the rear window of a Toyota they arrived in, causing about $600 damage.

The Bellingham Herald reports that's when one of the women tackled the heckler and pinned him until a bouncer from a nearby bar came to help.

Young says 22-year-old William Adam Lane was arrested and booked into jail for investigation of malicious harassment, a hate crime.
 

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