Stonewall Inn Window Smashed by Teen

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A nineteen-year-old took revenge on the famous Stonewall Inn after getting kicked out Saturday.

William Gomez was hanging out with coworkers at the bar but was removed by staff. He returned at 4:25 a.m. with a baseball bat and caused nearly $7,000 worth of damage between the smashed windows and broken neon sign, according to NY Daily News.

Police arrested Gomez and charged him with criminal mischief and reckless endangerment, but he was freed Saturday evening after his arraignment.

He will not face hate crime charges.

According to Gomez’s mother, her son told her a bouncer punched him before he was removed from the bar.

“He said that a bodyguard was messing with one of his co-workers and he told him to stop,” she told NY Daily News. “He then thought the conversation was over but at one point he was punched in the face.”

According to police, this isn’t his first arrest. In 2017 he was charged with assault, in 2015 he was accused of criminal impersonation, and in 2014 he was arrested for robbery.

“He’s a quiet boy,” his mother said. “He doesn’t get into trouble.”

The Stonewall Inn was repaired right on time to open 2 p.m. Saturday.


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