Two men arrested in attack on Portland gay man, good samaritan

Shawn Siefke (left) and Christian Sanchez-Villavencio LGBTQ Nation

Two men have been arrested in Portland, Ore., in connection with an early morning attack Saturday on a gay man, and a good Samaritan who stepped in to help.

Shawn Siefke (left) and Christian Sanchez-Villavencio

Portland Police spokesperson, Lt. Robert King, said just before 3 a.m. Saturday morning, 28-year-old Shawn Siefke and 21-year-old Christian Sanchez-Villavencio asked a man walking in Old Town for directions, then began to harass him, calling him derogatory gay names and pushing him to the ground.

Andrew Smith, a 24-year-old from Newport, Oregon, was in Portland attending a concert with his friend Friday night, and saw the man being harassed by Siefke and Sanchez-Villavencio, and stepped in to defend him. […]

Smith said before he knew it, punches were thrown and he was face down on the ground being kicked in the head.

via: KOIN-TV

Detectives charged Siefke with Assault in the third degree and Intimidation in the second degree, and Sanchez-Villavencio with Assault in the third degree.

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