A Chicago man is facing felony hate crime charges after an anti-gay attack on two women in the South Austin neighborhood, according to police.
Terry Glover, 24, has been charged with two counts of felony hate crime and two counts of felony robbery after he and a group allegedly beat two women while yelling anti-gay slurs July 7.
The alleged attack occurred at approximately 11:55 p.m. on the 0-100 block of North Leclaire, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada. The women, ages 24 and 25, were beaten and robbed, Estrada said.
Glover will face a grand jury indictment July 30. The date was set at a hearing for Terry Glover, 24, at Cook County Circuit Courthouse, 5555 W. Grand, on July 15. Glover faces two counts of felony hate crimes as well as two counts of felony robbery. He is being held on a $1 million bond.
One of the victims, 23, was present at the hearing with friends and family, but declined comment. She has not made her name known in the media.
The victims told Chicago Tribune that the harassment began after they passed one of the attackers a few times on the street. He started following them, all the while yelling anti-gay slurs, and was then joined by his accomplices.
The victims ended up pinned to the side of a car by the men. One had her shirt ripped off and both lost their shoes, phones and cash. The men left when they expected the police would arrive, and the victims were able to get help from one of their neighbors.
The other assailants remain at large.
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