UC Davis police are investigating the Sunday night beating of a man who is believed to have been confronted because of his sexual orientation, according to a crime alert issued Tuesday by the UCD Police Department.
The bulletin says the victim and a friend were walking in the area of Levee and Brooks roads near Putah Creek at about 8:10 p.m. Sunday when two men in a burgundy Jeep sport-utility vehicle pulled up alongside them and began yelling anti-gay slurs. They then got out of the vehicle and assaulted the victim before fleeing in the Jeep down Brooks Road.
Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. Information regarding the victim’s injuries, and whether he has any affiliation with the university, was not available Tuesday evening.
Both suspects were described as white males in their late teens to early 20s, about 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds, with light complexions, brown eyes and short straight brown hair.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call campus police at 530-752-1230.