When 22-year-old William Adam Lane saw a lesbian couple embracing early Sunday morning outside of a bar in Bellingham, Wash., the only reaction he could muster was to yell homophobic slurs at them. When they wouldn’t react to his taunts, he smashed the back window of the Toyota the couple arrived in, causing $600 in damage. But the women didn’t let him get away.
Instead, one of the women tackled Lane and pinned him to the ground while waiting for help from a bouncer at another nearby bar, according to the The Bellingham Herald. Neither of the women were hurt, but Lane was arrested on a charge of malicious harassment, which is a hate crime, and he could also be charged with assault because of his threatening actions.