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Tourist says he was attacked because he's gay

Posted at 4:25 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 19:28:50-04
A violent beating in Florida was caught on surveillance video.
 
A tourist says he was targeted because he's gay.
 
Jordan Schaeffer and his boyfriend were standing in line at a Miami Beach Burger King when they were attacked.  
 
He is now back in Los Angeles and recovering from multiple injuries to his lip, nose, face, wrist and back. But he says it's the psychological healing that needs the most attention.
 
Miami police say the pair kissing may have triggered the violence. Investigators are still looking for the attacker.
 
They believe he may have some professional fighting experience.