Three men wearing ski masks broke into a lesbian’s home in Nebraska, stripped her, tied her hands, cut slurs into her skin and then set her house on fire. The attack is being investigated as a hate crime, especially after Lincoln police found the words “We found u dyke” spray painted on the basement wall. The attack occurred early Sunday morning.
The woman has not been identified. After the attack, she made her way to a neighbor’s house, and the neighbor called the police. Linda Rapple told reporters that “I was in shock. She was naked, her hands were tied with zip ties. All I could see was a cut across her forehead and blood running down.”
The police have not stated what the three words that were carved into the woman’s arms and stomach were and no other details are forthcoming. Erin Thompson, a friend of the victim, told her “They carved on me”. Thompson also posted a picture of the basement wall saying “I wanted to share this, not to provoke anger, but to show you how truly devastating and spirit shattering people can be. This was in the basement.”
While the house was on fire when police and firefighters arrived, and the house was full of smoke, the fire only did about $200 worth of damage. So far, there have been no suspects named or arrested.