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Davie man faces hate crime charge in beating of gay security guard

Sun Sentinel

A Davie man is facing hate crime charges after an attack on an openly gay man that police said was the bloody conclusion to an ongoing dispute fueled by the victim’s sexual orientation.

John William Koontz, 62, was ordered held without bail Tuesday.

He was arrested Monday after police said he walked up to Miguel “Angel” Rodriguez, 46, outside a CVS store in the 5200 block of Southwest 34th Street in Davie and repeatedly punched and kicked him while shouting insults.

“I’m gay, that’s what I am … and now he uses that against me,” Rodriguez said in a telephone interview Tuesday.

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I saw this guy's picture in the Sun Sentinel. This Koontz guy is the epitomy of trailer trash. I hope the judge makes him do time.

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