A group of costumed homophobes ganged up on a gay man in an elevator at a New York hotel early Sunday morning.
Surveillance video shows the seven Halloween revelers hanging out in the hallway of the Jane Hotel in the West Village just moments before the 1 am attack.
The video cuts off as the group enters the elevator, where the 26-year-old victim was quietly looking at his phone. According to police, as soon as they got on, they began to verbally harass him.
The victim told police he heard one of the men say, “Hey I’m talking to you, hey you, faggot,” before a fist struck him in the head.
He quickly fell to the ground where he was kicked and punched several more times before the five men and two women exited the elevator.
Once they left, the victim hailed a taxi and went to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he received stitches to close a wound on his forehead and one staple to patch up a cut on his face.
All suspects are believed to be in their twenties and are still at large.