A 31-Year old deaf and mute man out trying to have a good time with friends, was attacked by a gang member who mistook their sign language for gang signs.
Alfred Stewart was celebrating his birthday along with close friends, whom are all deaf, atOcean’s Eleven Sports Lounge and Grill inÂ Hallandale Beach, Florida.
Police say that’s when 45-yea oldÂ Barbara Lee became heated when she thought they were throwing up gang signs, so she starts throwing them back.
I can’t think of anything dumber than throwing gang signs at a group of deaf people who obviously were there minding their own business, but anyway.
Lee then went outside, but soon came back with 19-year-oldÂ Marco Ibanez.
According to police Ibanez pulled out a knife and both he and Lee attacked the group, leaving Stewart with 2 stab wounds to the torso and one to the back. One of Stawarts’s friends also suffered stab wounds, and a bouncer who tried to help them was hit in the head with a bottle.
“By them being deaf, they’re not bad people,” Stewarts mom, Barbara said. “So they don’t think nothing bad, they just. He’ll say ‘ok, it’s alright I don’t won’t no problems. Â I’m just thankful that it didn’t get worse.”