Bloody Gay Attack Victim Claims HIV to Escape

Man was attacked on a CTA Red Line train by three men, say cops

Monday, Jan 11, 2010  |  Updated 7:30 AM CDT
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Three men assaulted a Rogers Park man on a CTA Red Line train at 3 a.m. Sunday, say cops -- and the victim says they yelled anti-gay slurs at him as well, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Daniel Hauff, 33, apparently tried to stop a dispute between two riders when one of the men, joined by two others, began yelling gay slurs and taunts at him.

Hauff pressed the emergency intercom and the conductor came but soon left, and Hauff was attacked between the Wilson and Argyle stops.

Hauff said he got away by wiping some of his blood on the attackers and claiming he was HIV-positive, which wasn't true.

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