Gay Teen Violently Attacked In NM Mall Only To Be Banned By The Management

gay-teen-mall-attackA gay teen from New Mexico was the victim of a homophobic assault and though he never threw a punch, was subsequently banned for “fighting.”

One Saturday at Alberquerque’s Coronado Mall, 14-year-old “Issaic” was approached by a 16-year-old acquaintance. Issaic told KOB 4 that the other boy had been making threats following an online argument he had with a female friend.

“Whenever he wanted to fight me he was calling me a (gay slur) and a queer and everything,” he said. “He just didn’t like me being gay. I’m used to it, but I’m just like, ‘Why would you want to fight someone over that?’”

When they ran into each other at the mall, words were exchanged and both boys were asked to leave. As they left, the older boy punched Issaic in the back of the head as his friend recorded it with his cell phone.

A police officer in the mall spoke to both of the boys, informing them that Coronado management had banned them from returning for a year. Friends of Issaic’s assailant posted the 20-second video of the attack online, because, according to Issaic, they “thought it was funny.”

But perhaps the joke is lost on Issaic, who finds it unfair that the mall should ban him simply for getting hit and hopes they will reconsider his ban. “It shouldn’t happen, but it did,” he said. “I can’t change it, I mean, it’s life.”

KOB 4 attempted to show the video of the attack to Coronado Mall management to see if it might persuade them to lift Issaic’s ban, to no avail.

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  • rand503

    All Amercians should be so lucky to be banned from the mall. It isnt right that Isaac was banned, I agree, but consider this a favor — at least now he can grow up and not e part of the same heterosexual crap of consumerism that everyone else is.

  • 2eo

    Error number 1. They posted the video undoctored, the metadata has being read and cross referenced and the identities are known already.

  • DShucking

    The two got kicked out for being loud. But I want to know where the police report is. What’s pathetic is that this kid cares more about getting to go back into the mall than he does about justice for the assault.

  • Ogre Magi

    Poor little guy

  • nyc0123

    BOYCOTT Coronado Mall
    FILE A REPORT NM State law covers hate crimes based on gender identity and sexual orientation

  • Cam

    But this is typically what is done. Many people think it’s easier to play that B.S. “Everybody gets treated the same” game, and punish everybody.

    Same thing in school, a bully will attack a kid and the other kid will finally get away by kneeing the bully in the balls and the school will try to suspend both of them.

  • JayDub

    From Coronado Mall’s website, it looks like they’re owned by General Growth Properties. GGP’s website lists the following contacts:

    Public Relations:
    Lesley Cheers ([email protected])
    Corporate Communications

    Media Contact:
    David Keating ([email protected])
    Vice President
    Corporate Communications

  • JimmyJames

    I agree with NYC! Except add prosecute to the fullest extent of the law to the list, and have the attorney release a statement to every podunk media outlet in the area. Why are people such Fucktards?

  • DShucking

    Eff the mall. I want the attacker arrested.

  • TampaBayTed

    Gaycott this dump.

  • Stache1

    @DShucking: Well, in fairness to the kid the mall is a teenagers home away from home.

  • Billysees


    ” What’s pathetic is that this kid cares more about getting to go back into the mall than he does about justice for the assault. ”

    Maybe the kid is a very forgiving, turn-the-other-cheek kind of person.

  • Rob

    Mallrats got kicked out. Who cares? Next.

  • DShucking

    @Stache1: Then his homelife must really suck.

  • DShucking

    @Billysees: Or maybe he’s a doormat who doesn’t have supportive parents.

  • the other Greg

    So many “blame the victim” comments here. Disgusting.

  • DShucking

    @the other Greg: I haven’t seen a single comment blaming the victim.

  • the other Greg

    @DShucking: Here’s one: “Or maybe he’s a doormat who doesn’t have supportive parents.”

    Oh right, that comment was from YOU, so maybe you didn’t notice it!

  • DShucking

    @the other Greg: That’s not blaming the victim. It’s a logical deduction.

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