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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Two men who were stabbed outside a Huntsville nightclub early
Saturday morning spoke about their harrowing experience.
The stabbing happened on a night when the club hosts a crowd of
mostly gay and lesbian patrons – and that's what witnesses said fueled the
The incident started just before 3 a.m. in the parking lot of
Classic Wheels Lounge on Memorial Parkway. Most patrons were leaving, but
instead of going home, two men had to go to the hospital.
Classic Wheels Lounge has hosted alternative night for more than
three years, but two guests who pulled up were far from Friday night's normal
crowd. Owner C.T. Harris said the two men began yelling anti-gay slurs.
"It was scary," Montero Ford, one of the victims, said. "I didn't
know gay bashing still existed."
One man stayed in the car while the other went on a rampage,
stabbing two gay men, Ford and Mautravion Mangrum. Ford said one of his stab
wounds was just inches from his heart.
"A stranger could have took my life over my sexuality," Ford said.
"Anywhere else we go, we are unwelcome," Mangrum told us. "I'm angry
because I had nothing to do with anything."
Mangrum was stabbed five times. Now, he says he only wants one
thing. "Justice should be served in this situation," he said.
And he has a question to the attacker. "Why not respect me like I
One of the club's promoters said Huntsville police will now be at
every alternative night to prevent any future incidents.