WASHINGTON, DC—The owner of a Pussy Hat store in Virginia says he was attacked and left with a broken jaw by two girls who yelled homophobic slurs during a sale.
A neighbor told WTOP-TV that she and her four-year-old son witnessed the incident.
“I was just outside the store, and I could hear two girls yelling ‘pussies, pussies,'” said Tiffany Davis, who lives on the 600 block of Spring Hill Road.
“They were really loud, really aggressive.
I had to call 911.”
The girls reportedly tried to steal the hat she was wearing.
Davis said she’s had similar incidents in the past.
“It just happens to be a pretty common occurrence,” she said.
“We have a lot of girls coming in and they’re really loud and obnoxious.
So it’s just not something that we ever deal with.”
The shop is now selling hats online, with some customers saying they’ve received hate mail, threats and harassment online.
“My hat has been the target of hate for days,” said owner David Dorsch.
“Two girls who were yelling homophobic slurs.
They didn’t even try to hide it.
They were yelling the word ‘pussy.’
They were just throwing it around.
It was really ugly.
I got a lot more hate mail because of it than I did in the beginning.”
The two girls, who are still being identified, were reportedly wearing the same hat and the store’s manager did not respond to multiple calls seeking comment.
Dorsk said he hopes to get the girls to stop wearing the hat, but the store owner said he has “nothing to say” to the girl who allegedly stole it.