Britney Fans Sought Amy, Received Beatdown?

“Police are investigating after a gay couple from Kearny complained they were beaten by a crowd a few blocks from the Prudential Center in Newark after attending a Britney Spears’ concert there Saturday night. Joshua Kehoe, 25, said he and his partner, Bobby Daniel Caldwell, 36, were returning to their car near Raymond Boulevard and Broad Street when a group of 15 to 20 youths surrounded the couple and began beating them.

“Kehoe said that the attackers deliberately targeted him and his partner because they were gay, but Paul Loriquet, a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutor’s office said that police did not believe the incident was bias related.

“They were saying words like ‘faggot’,” Kehoe said, “No matter how you look at it, it is a hate crime.”” [S-L]