Man charged with hate crime after roadside attack

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An elderly Washington state resident has been slapped with anti-gay hate crime allegations after what started off as a simple fender-bender spiraled into something considerably uglier. The alleged victims said that William Zesbaugh, 71, emerged from his car with a Club steering wheel lock and began beating Branch with it, yelling, “I can tell you’re lesbians. I should beat the crap out of you!”

Although one woman who was in the car is openly lesbian, the woman Zesbaugh attacked reportedly identified herself as being straight and married.

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