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(Wisconsin Gazette)   Applebee's waiter brutally gay-bashed by husband of co-worker, then told to leave job over the bad publicity   (wisconsingazette.com) divider line 319
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2013-03-31 11:27:21 AM
"Hendricks, who has prior convictions for theft, false representation and distributing marijuana, is free on bail.

In the past, Hendricks has also faced charges for bail jumping and violating unemployment law."

How on earth was he granted bail?
 
2013-03-31 12:41:05 PM

ginandbacon: "Hendricks, who has prior convictions for theft, false representation and distributing marijuana, is free on bail.

In the past, Hendricks has also faced charges for bail jumping and violating unemployment law."

How on earth was he granted bail?


Seriously. Not only that, but he hurt the guy badly enough that he's going to have metal plates permanently installed. What the fark, man.

I stopped going to Applebee's after the waitress/tipping incident, but this (although a higher-up intervened and gave Phares his job back) is just icing on the cake.
 
2013-03-31 12:46:09 PM

Incorrigible Astronaut: ginandbacon: "Hendricks, who has prior convictions for theft, false representation and distributing marijuana, is free on bail.

In the past, Hendricks has also faced charges for bail jumping and violating unemployment law."

How on earth was he granted bail?

Seriously. Not only that, but he hurt the guy badly enough that he's going to have metal plates permanently installed. What the fark, man.

I stopped going to Applebee's after the waitress/tipping incident, but this (although a higher-up intervened and gave Phares his job back) is just icing on the cake.


I'm more interested in unseating that judge, frankly.
 
2013-03-31 01:40:29 PM
After reading article, it looks like there's much more to the story.

I mean, doesn't "gay bashed" usually imply that the victim was attacked because they are gay?

Both headlines sound fabulously trollish.


/Release the hounds
 
2013-03-31 01:56:01 PM

Amos Quito: Both headlines sound fabulously trollish.


As does your comment.
 
2013-03-31 01:58:47 PM
Dear Multipurpose Anus:

Would you mind not shiatting where you get your treats?
 
2013-03-31 01:59:37 PM

Amos Quito: After reading article, it looks like there's much more to the story.

I mean, doesn't "gay bashed" usually imply that the victim was attacked because they are gay?

Both headlines sound fabulously trollish.


/Release the hounds


why does every husband of the coworker women want to kill this guy? First the one hot head and then another one too. What kind of biatch is this guy? Although he still doesnt deserve to get 2x4'd in the face. Unless hes into 2x4s in his face.
 
2013-03-31 01:59:40 PM
What does gay bashed mean? No where does it show/tell he was attacked because was gay. Nothing about this made any sense.
 
2013-03-31 01:59:51 PM
Corporations may be people, but they tend to be the most cowardice of people when it comes to reacting. Yes the manager told the guy not to come back, but at least the CEO of Applebees saw how stupid the response was and told the victim he could keep his job.
 
2013-03-31 02:00:08 PM
Applebee's is horrible to their servers? Well, I never!
 
2013-03-31 02:00:51 PM
Reason #17 for not going to Applebees anymore.
 
2013-03-31 02:02:34 PM

Incorrigible Astronaut: I stopped going to Applebee's after the waitress/tipping incident, but this (although a higher-up intervened and gave Phares his job back) is just icing on the cake.


On the other hand, the CEO stepped in on behalf of the victim. So maybe they're learning? I dunno. Still, there's a billion other restaurants out there, so there's really no reason to go to Applebee's (and I say that as someone who goes frequently just because it's the closest restaurant to where I work).

What pisses me off is this:
And despite the anti-gay slur shouted prior to the attack, which was heard by both Tim and Krista Phares, the assault is not being prosecuted as a hate crime, Phares said.

Why is this not a hate crime? Oh right, Wisconsin...
 
2013-03-31 02:04:11 PM
I don't get this.  Gay dudes are the straight man's best friend.  They can usually give good fashion advice and they never call dibs on the hot chick.
 
2013-03-31 02:04:22 PM

ginandbacon: "Hendricks, who has prior convictions for theft, false representation and distributing marijuana, is free on bail.

In the past, Hendricks has also faced charges for bail jumping and violating unemployment law."

How on earth was he granted bail?


Not a flight risk because of other factors, probably?

Anyhow, I hope he enjoys it because with his record and little real doubt of his guild on class 1 battery he's going away for a pretty long time.
 
2013-03-31 02:05:57 PM

Kome: Incorrigible Astronaut: I stopped going to Applebee's after the waitress/tipping incident, but this (although a higher-up intervened and gave Phares his job back) is just icing on the cake.

On the other hand, the CEO stepped in on behalf of the victim. So maybe they're learning? I dunno. Still, there's a billion other restaurants out there, so there's really no reason to go to Applebee's (and I say that as someone who goes frequently just because it's the closest restaurant to where I work).

What pisses me off is this:
And despite the anti-gay slur shouted prior to the attack, which was heard by both Tim and Krista Phares, the assault is not being prosecuted as a hate crime, Phares said.

Why is this not a hate crime? Oh right, Wisconsin...


For now, there is a reason hate crimes are federal now it has national press I see the FBI getting involved
 
2013-03-31 02:06:18 PM
He apparently has pissed off some other husbands of coworkers and customers as well. I am not condoning the beating but something tells me this guy likes to push buttons and cry "homophobe" when it blows up in his face. I have a feeling this has more to do with his personality than his sexual orientation.
 
2013-03-31 02:06:27 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: I don't get this.  Gay dudes are the straight man's best friend.  They can usually give good fashion advice and they never call dibs on the hot chick.


Because butt penetration!!!!
 
2013-03-31 02:07:11 PM
Dude is a dangerous and violent person who serves no use to society. I say behead him and beat the wife to death with the head.
 
2013-03-31 02:07:13 PM

Kittypie070: Dear Multipurpose Anus:

Would you mind not shiatting where you get your treats?



I was told there would be beer...


;-)
 
2013-03-31 02:07:40 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: I don't get this.  Gay dudes are the straight man's best friend.  They can usually give good fashion advice and they never call dibs on the hot chick.


Don't you know? Every gay male secretly wants every straight man. It's like, science, or something.
 
2013-03-31 02:09:16 PM
Incorrigible Astronaut:

I stopped going to Applebee's after the waitress/tipping incident, but this (although a higher-up intervened and gave Phares his job back) is just icing on the cake.

You used to go the Applebee's in Rice Lake, WI?  What a coincidence.
 
2013-03-31 02:10:22 PM

Thisbymaster: What does gay bashed mean? No where does it show/tell he was attacked because was gay. Nothing about this made any sense.


Uh... consider the derogatory remarks made before the attack. Few details are forthcoming, but there seems to be plenty of disregard for this man due to his homosexuality based on previous events with customers, the attack, continued threats, attempted firing, and the reserve of the justice system, and this would lead me to believe this area is one where being homosexual is a rationale for attack unto itself. Perhaps this is not the only or primary rationale, but I feel confident in saying the fact he was homosexual made the aggressor more likely to attack.
 
2013-03-31 02:10:44 PM
Gays... no wonder...
 
2013-03-31 02:10:50 PM

skinink: Corporations may be people, but they tend to be the most cowardice of people when it comes to reacting. Yes the manager told the guy not to come back, but at least the CEO of Applebees saw how stupid the response was and told the victim he could keep his job.


If the CEO is smart he will offer him either his job for life with almost no chance of ever being fired, or his pay for what would have been a lifetime of working at that job in one lump sum.  If the CEO is quick about it, it will look a lot better when this inevitably ends up in court.  Now is the time for damage control and to get this out of the news asap.
 
2013-03-31 02:10:50 PM

titwrench: He apparently has pissed off some other husbands of coworkers and customers as well. I am not condoning the beating but something tells me this guy likes to push buttons and cry "homophobe" when it blows up in his face. I have a feeling this has more to do with his personality than his sexual orientation.


"Hey, can someone take this table? They don't want a server with a lisp and no tits."

That kind of button?
 
2013-03-31 02:11:14 PM
It sounds like this guy Phares might have been really catty to his coworkers if  she goes crying to her husband.

Sure the attack could turn out to be unprovoked, but the article implies that a lot is left out of his version of events.

Just because you are gay doen't mean you can't be an asshole prick.

/I don't know why I am taking this postion.
//I'm gay.
 
2013-03-31 02:11:49 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Dude is a dangerous and violent person who serves no use to society. I say behead him and beat the wife to death with the head.


She should be giving head... not getting head.
 
2013-03-31 02:12:21 PM

cardex: Kome: Incorrigible Astronaut: I stopped going to Applebee's after the waitress/tipping incident, but this (although a higher-up intervened and gave Phares his job back) is just icing on the cake.

On the other hand, the CEO stepped in on behalf of the victim. So maybe they're learning? I dunno. Still, there's a billion other restaurants out there, so there's really no reason to go to Applebee's (and I say that as someone who goes frequently just because it's the closest restaurant to where I work).

What pisses me off is this:
And despite the anti-gay slur shouted prior to the attack, which was heard by both Tim and Krista Phares, the assault is not being prosecuted as a hate crime, Phares said.

Why is this not a hate crime? Oh right, Wisconsin...

For now, there is a reason hate crimes are federal now it has national press I see the FBI getting involved



But was it a hate crime?
 
2013-03-31 02:12:47 PM
Another lottery winner eh?
 
2013-03-31 02:13:25 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: I don't get this.  Gay dudes are the straight man's best friend.  They can usually give good fashion advice and they never call dibs on the hot chick.


This is true for straight men. For closeted, low IQ dude bros (and the GOP), like Hendricks - they are a source of confusion and antagonization. They grow up being told that they must like women by their parents, their pastors, and their friends; thus when confronted by another man who is everything they secretly want to be, they lash out.
 
2013-03-31 02:14:10 PM
What are you people, dense?

Despite a prior conviction for bail jumping, he got bail so easily after this attack because all he did was beat up a gay man.

In many East Podunkvilles, that generally isn't seen as such a serious crime.  In the pre-internet days, either the guy would be dead or not but the attacker would never see the inside of a courtroom over it.

Really people, brutally attack someone because they're different than you; it's the American Way.
 
2013-03-31 02:14:33 PM
Another reason to skip Applebee's and go to a good place to eat
 
2013-03-31 02:15:46 PM

Jim_Callahan: ginandbacon: "Hendricks, who has prior convictions for theft, false representation and distributing marijuana, is free on bail.

In the past, Hendricks has also faced charges for bail jumping and violating unemployment law."

How on earth was he granted bail?

Not a flight risk because of other factors, probably?

Anyhow, I hope he enjoys it because with his record and little real doubt of his guild on class 1 battery he's going away for a pretty long time.


The cj system is so screwed up and institutionalized that it actually gives deference to people who are exprerienced with it.

Have a family member who was denied bail based on the fact that they had lived a long, honest life without trouble with the law (until this one time). They explicitly said they were denying bail since being a good upstanding citizen for a long time made them a worse flight risk.

/country is crazy
 
2013-03-31 02:16:02 PM

skinink: Corporations may be people, but they tend to be the most cowardice of people when it comes to reacting. Yes the manager told the guy not to come back.

Question: What will Appleby's do with the manager?  Potentially, he opened them up to a fair amount of liability by firing the guy in the first place, unless they can prove an ongoing problem with the victims behavior.
 
2013-03-31 02:16:07 PM

darklingscribe: It sounds like this guy Phares might have been really catty to his coworkers if  she goes crying to her husband.

Sure the attack could turn out to be unprovoked, but the article implies that a lot is left out of his version of events.


The article notes someone said a lot is left out of the events without being specific. Think about the type of area where customers sling homophobic remarks, two men threaten him and one follows through with such an attack, bail is granted to this man, no charges are filed against the wife, and the restaurant attempts to fire him due to negative press of being attacked. Phares probably is not liked or tolerated because he is "gay at" people; whether this means flamboyant, open, whatever, I have heard this ridiculous rationale for dislike of someone.
 
2013-03-31 02:16:25 PM

Jaws_Victim: Amos Quito: After reading article, it looks like there's much more to the story.

I mean, doesn't "gay bashed" usually imply that the victim was attacked because they are gay?

Both headlines sound fabulously trollish.


/Release the hounds

why does every husband of the coworker women want to kill this guy? First the one hot head and then another one too. What kind of biatch is this guy? Although he still doesnt deserve to get 2x4'd in the face. Unless hes into 2x4s in his face.


This. At first I was very sympathetic because it sounded like he got attacked by a homophobe - but then there's that.
 
2013-03-31 02:16:34 PM

titwrench: He apparently has pissed off some other husbands of coworkers and customers as well. I am not condoning the beating but something tells me this guy likes to push buttons and cry "homophobe" when it blows up in his face. I have a feeling this has more to do with his personality than his sexual orientation.


Did you read the entire article? Did you read where he was verbally abused by a patron with homophobic slurs? Did you read where HE had to request another server take over the table? Did you read where even OTHER PATRONS complained about the homophobic slurs? Did you read where the GAY SERVER was written up because the patron using slurs against him complained about the gay guy serving him? That he'd never be back?

The article, which frankly doesn't seem very friendly to ze gays (IMO, but I'm tetchy with this shiat) outlines that this guy has been verbally harassed over being teh gays. Not only was nothing done for him or to protect him from this, HE WAS WRITTEN UP FOR IT.

Doesn't seem a very long shot to me for the harassment to step up to this level. Especially since the ONLY thing said to the guy was a gay slur, and a threat to kill when the guy attacked.

And I've had a few people I've very much disliked over personality clashes, but never felt the need to stave their head in with a 2x4. That's pretty serious shiat for just some random 'I don't like the coworker my woman biatches about'. Not beyond the pale for gay bashing at all though.

/finding myself wishing more queers carried guns, as terrible as that is.
 
2013-03-31 02:16:36 PM

wellreadneck: titwrench: He apparently has pissed off some other husbands of coworkers and customers as well. I am not condoning the beating but something tells me this guy likes to push buttons and cry "homophobe" when it blows up in his face. I have a feeling this has more to do with his personality than his sexual orientation.

"Hey, can someone take this table? They don't want a server with a lisp and no tits."

That kind of button?


I'm guessing he's more like this. (youtube, sfw)
 
2013-03-31 02:16:45 PM
Is Applebee's franchised?

I have a feeling this restaurant is in for some serious financial problems unless they clean house really quickly.
 
2013-03-31 02:17:04 PM

Thisbymaster: What does gay bashed mean?


Holy fu*ck, you don't get it? He's gay and a guy bashed him in the head with a single piece of wood.

He should have known the guy prefers a bundle of sticks.
 
2013-03-31 02:17:23 PM

susler: What are you people, dense?

Despite a prior conviction for bail jumping, he got bail so easily after this attack because all he did was beat up a gay man.

In many East Podunkvilles, that generally isn't seen as such a serious crime.  In the pre-internet days, either the guy would be dead or not but the attacker would never see the inside of a courtroom over it.

Really people, brutally attack someone because they're different than you; it's the American Way.


Gay guy says he's happy to be back in his home town.
 
2013-03-31 02:17:39 PM

basemetal: Hendricks, 36, who lives at ********Ave. in Rice Lake, was taken into custody following the attack and charged with substantial battery intended to inflict bodily harm, a Class 1 felony.

You hit someone up side the head with a 2X4, unprovoked, hard enough to do that damage, why is that not attempted murder?


The problem with posting his address is that it's likely a rental and you're only going to punish someone living there long after he's gone.
 
2013-03-31 02:18:10 PM

darklingscribe: It sounds like this guy Phares might have been really catty to his coworkers if  she goes crying to her husband.

Sure the attack could turn out to be unprovoked, but the article implies that a lot is left out of his version of events.

Just because you are gay doen't mean you can't be an asshole prick.

/I don't know why I am taking this postion.
//I'm gay.


I was thinking that, too.  Sounds like he's playing the Gay Card.

/it's like the Black Card but not black.
 
2013-03-31 02:18:58 PM
I'll temporarily give the prosecutor the benefit of the doubt on not adding hate-crime charges. One yelled slur is a thin reed to balance the hate-crime charge upon; they may be looking for more evidence before they add that on.
 
2013-03-31 02:19:07 PM
Need to call in the Bear Cavalry on this one.
 
2013-03-31 02:20:04 PM
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-03-31 02:20:23 PM

BafflerMeal: Have a family member who was denied bail based on the fact that they had lived a long, honest life without trouble with the law (until this one time). They explicitly said they were denying bail since being a good upstanding citizen for a long time made them a worse flight risk.


Lawyer should have appealed that one.  "They" were the judge, or prosecutors' argument?
 
2013-03-31 02:20:32 PM

Amos Quito: After reading article, it looks like there's much more to the story.

I mean, doesn't "gay bashed" usually imply that the victim was attacked because they are gay?

Both headlines sound fabulously trollish.


/Release the hounds


Yeah, the story sounds fishy at best and a lie from him at worst, one thing is positive, anyone who hits a person with a 2x4 does not deserve to be in public at all.

That or he's Hacksaw Jim Dugan
 
2013-03-31 02:21:07 PM
With the perp's previous record, the possibility exists that wife aided and abetted perp out of some level of fear.  I'm not saying she's blameless, just there may be a mitigating factor as to why she has not been charged.

She may also have been complaining about losing tips to the fabulous server, who just moved back from San Fran/Portland.  Maybe he is a catty prick, or maybe he learned a lot about being a classier server than this group is used to, and he is making more than the girls.

This is why Fark is so fun. We get to wildly speculate, and holler "I told you so" months later, whether or not we are.  Beer me!
 
2013-03-31 02:21:32 PM

titwrench: He apparently has pissed off some other husbands of coworkers and customers as well. I am not condoning the beating but something tells me this guy likes to push buttons and cry "homophobe" when it blows up in his face. I have a feeling this has more to do with his personality than his sexual orientation.


It still doesn't justify a hate crime.

Nice try.
 
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