10/14/2014 04:01 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Thieves Allegedly Steal Teen's Phone, Text 'I'm Gay' To His Mom

A 16-year-old Seattle teen was allegedly robbed of his phone by a former schoolmate and three others, who then used it to text "I'm gay" to his mother.

According to a police report, the incident happened on Tuesday, Oct. 7 as the teen waited for an afternoon bus in Seattle's Roxhill neighborhood. He told police the attackers took him by surprise, punching him in the face and leaving him with a cut and an injured tooth.

The teen told police he dropped his belongings while attempting to defend himself, and the fight continued until a passerby yelled for them to stop. The attackers then ran off with the teen's phone and backpack, he told police.

"Upon arriving home," the police report states, "his mother showed him a text message that she had received from his cell phone at 1603, which stated 'I'm gay you know that.'"

Though the teen was unable to identify three of the alleged assailants, he told investigators that recognized the fourth as someone who used to attend the same school.

No arrests have yet been made, and the case is assigned for a follow-up investigation, Seattle Police spokesman Det. Drew Fowler told HuffPost.



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