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Kristen Cooper, Gay University Of Texas San Antonio Student, Allegedly Assaulted, Given Concussion

Hate Crime Texas

First Posted: 11/03/11 05:12 PM ET Updated: 01/03/12 05:12 AM ET

It seems a week doesn't go by -- or worse, a day -- when we aren't hearing about another LGBT person allegedly being attacked, beaten, or murdered.

Over the weekend Burke Burnett, a gay man living in Texas, was stabbed repeatedly and set on fire and now KENS5.com is reporting that University of Texas San Antonio student Kristen Cooper says she was attacked while attending a Halloween party.

Cooper told a reporter (see the video below) she was waiting for a ride when she was approached by two men from the party who allegedly punched her, threw her into a truck, and continued to assault her while driving.

"[I'm] just still in shock and I'm trying really hard not to cry, but nothing like this should happen to anybody," Cooper is quoted as saying. "They (doctors) said I have a concussion, contusion and whiplash."

Cooper says she was finally dropped off on a highway and was forced to walk until a driver saw her and called 911.

According to KENS5.com, Cooper said "I just think it was a hate crime against me." She revealed that the only thing the men knew about her was that she's gay and they allegedly used homophobic slurs while attacking her.

San Antonio Police are investigating the assault and told KENS5.com that they couldn't confirm if the case will be treated as a hate crime. No arrests have been made at this time.

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Filed by Noah Michelson  |