A man who was accused of attacking two gay men and telling them, "You live in Trump country now" was arrested Wednesday, reported The Miami Herald.
Brandon Ray Davis, 30, attacked two gay men and hurled slurs at them in Key West, Fla. He was extradited from Richlands, North Carolina, and will be prosecuted in Florida, confirmed authorities. He was arrested on an "extraditable warrant" for felony aggravated battery from the attack, which took place February 23, reported the Herald.
Police were able to identify Davis through a scooter rental agency. He was riding a scooter when he attacked the two men. The scooter rental company had a copy of his driver's license. The Key West police was able to connect with authories in North Carolina. The two men and another witness then picked out Davis from a photo lineup that had been provided to them from police in North Carolina.
Police wrote in their warrant that there was "probable cause... to believe there was evidence of prejudice in Davis' attack of Seymour..." because Davis "used explicit bias language in reference to their sexual orientation. Davis then attacked Seymour without any provocation," reported the Herald.
Davis yelled gay slurs at two men who were riding their bicycles home in Key West, Fla., saying "I bet you faggots voted for that bitch Hillary" and "You live in Trump country now," reported the Herald.
The two men -- Kevin Seymour, 38, and Kevin Paul Taylor, 49 -- told the police a drunken man wearing gray shorts and a blue polo shirt, in his mid-to-late 30s and riding a black Eclipse scooter followed them home, the Herald reports. The drunk man was "calling us faggots and a slew of other anti-gay remarks," the men said, according to police.
Seymour warned the man that he would call the police. "If you do that, I'll cut you up," the man said, according to a police report. The drunken man hit the back of Seymour's bike with his scooter, causing Seymour to fall onto the street.
Taylor posted several messages on Facebook about the incident. "We were victims of a hate crime last night biking home from dinner," he wrote. "He kept stopping in front of us and swerving into us. Finally Kevin got ahead of him and the guy charges him with his scooter and runs into him and knocks him off his bike. Kevin is okay."