Update- Sunday’s Missoula Gay Hate Crime Attack Never Occured [VIDEO]
The Missoula Police Department says a man who claimed to be beaten outside a Missoula bar because he was gay never happened. 22 year-old Joseph Bakken has now been charged with making a false report, and has pleaded guilty in Missoula municipal court. A report from the city police department is attached.
Surfacing on YouTube today (courtesy of the Missoula Independent), is footage of the young man who recently reported that he was maliciously attacked by anti-gay bar patrons outside the Mo Club. This video, however, may show a different way in which he received the bruises on his face. [Warning, Explicit Language in Video]
According to KGVO, the man pleaded guilty in municipal court on Tuesday.