Hideous anti-gay attack over the holiday left a Virginia hairstylist severely injured and unable to work.
Robert Drew Inge claims he’s the victim of a hate crime after he was brutally beaten inside his own home on Christmas night.
“I was thrown into my bathtub, and stomped in the face and jaw over and over while being called a ‘fa**ot,’” Inge wrote on Facebook.
He said the attacker, a man he barely knew, tackled him from behind and “slammed my fingers on my right hand into the door, breaking them and ripping them open.”
“I was attacked, beaten, held against my will, stabbed in the face with a metal object and am now recovering,” Inge added on Instagram.
Inge works as a hairdresser. As a result of the incident, he says he will likely be out of work for weeks.
“I won’t be able to work as one of the injuries I sustained was my fingers I use to cut hair being crushed,” he wrote. “I don’t know the extent of damage done to my fingers but I will be back to do hair in a few weeks hopefully, and I won’t let anything stop me.”
He also said he will need “dental work to have teeth that were stomped out of my face fixed.”
Inge adds that his attacker has been arrested.
Unable to work, his friends urged him to launch a crowd-sourcing campaign to help raise funds for his medical bills. In an update on the campaign page, Inge says several teeth will need root canals or be permanently removed.