A pair of men were assaulted at the Fremont BART station on Friday after making fun of their soon-to-be attackers' hearing impairment, according to reports.
Bay Area News Group reports that police responded to the station at 11:25 p.m. last Friday to find a man suffering from a head injury. He had been thrown into a bike rack after he was attacked by a "group of three to four deaf men" who also delivered a beating to the man's friend, the newspaper reported.
It turns out that the deaf men had approached the attacked pair to ask for cigarettes. The pair declined, saying they had none "even though [the smokes] were plainly visible," the newspaper reported.
One thing led to another and the cigarette smokers mocked the deaf men for being deaf, the newspaper reported.
That was not taken kindly. The victim was thrown into a set of bike racks, punched and kicked before the attackers escaped in a white SUV.
The suspects are white men, between the ages of 20 and 25, and over 6 feet tall, the newspaper reported.