ADA — Violence continues to trouble Ada as one resident found out Monday evening.

According to 20-year-old Ada resident Sarah Kaspereit, she said she was attacked late Monday evening after returning home from work.

“I was driving home from work and saw a small pickup in front of my house,” she said. “It really wasn't a strange sight. There are different cars there [at my neighbor’s] every day and I didn't think anything of it, so I went ahead and pulled in my driveway, and when I got out of my car, two guys got out of the truck. One called me a 'faggot' and they started running towards me. One guy wrestled me to the ground and pinned me down while the other carved on my arm.”

The word “Lesbian” was carved into Kaspereit’s forearm.

“I was screaming because it hurt,” she said. “They just got back into the truck and drove off. I managed to get into the house and called a friend and she took me to the hospital.”

Kaspereit said that she called her friend because she knew they would call the police once they reached the hospital.

“I was just in shock. It happened to my friend last week, and was afraid when it happened to her, but in the back of my mind I just didn't think it would happen to me.”

According to the report made by the Ada Police Department, two Ada police officers went to the residence, located in the 700 block of E. 6th st., and made contact with two of Kaspereit’s neighbors, both of whom stated they did not see or hear anything out of the ordinary.

Kaspereit said that they questioned her and said her injuries looked to be caused by a razor blade or a box knife.

“They didn't really have a whole lot to say,” she said about her interview with the police. “They just asked questions. They [the suspects] cut my face and I was bleeding, but they [the police] didn't take a picture of my face or my arm. They just said that they took the dogs over to my house and looked around and when we drove by later, the police were there with the dogs.”

When asked if she thought the police took it seriously, Kaspereit said no.

“It’s almost like they didn’t believe the gay thing, like people wanting to beat someone else up because they’re gay. It's a very real thing. I don't think people realize how much we get discriminated against. Being attacked because of your sexual orientation I found out isn't even considered a hate crime in Oklahoma. We're singled out. We're obviously singled out. They kind of proved that with my arm.”

Kaspereit described the her two assailants as white males, one with dark hair and the other blond. She said that they appeared to be driving a black Ford Ranger.

“The guy that was actually carving on my arm — I was laying on my back and he was actually above my head — the only thing I could tell about him was that he was dark headed,” she said. “I couldn't really get a description of him, but the one who was holding me down, I got a pretty good description of him. He was blond, had gelled hair, spiky. He wasn't very tall for a guy, about 5'8, and he was a thinner guy but kind of muscular. I was able to tell he had on jeans and a white T-shirt.”

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