UPDATED 09/18/15 12:09 a.m.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman said she was just going out for a late-night dinner with her mother, when they were apparently mistaken for a couple and brutally assaulted in an anti-gay attack.READ MORE: Annual Juneteenth Festival In Bedford-Stuyvesant Takes On New Meaning In 2021
As CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported exclusively Thursday night, Tiffany Santiago and her mother were looking for a quiet place to grab a bite to eat, so they picked a Korean barbecue restaurant on the East Side. But they had no idea they would be viciously attacked inside.”
“I got six stitches in my knee,” said Santiago, 27.
Days after the attack, Santiago was wobbly even with her cane. She said it would be several days before she could even go back to work as a veterinary technician.
“We keep hearing the word ‘lesbian’ said over and over again,” Santiago said.