Mirecki said in a phone interview that the incident happened as he was going out for breakfast, taking a drive and thinking about things. He declined to say exactly where it happened, and the sheriffs department did not release the location, except to say it was south of Lawrence.
Mirecki said that when the pickup truck began tailgating him, he stopped his vehicle hoping it would pass. Instead, the men pulled up directly behind him, he said.
They got out, and I made the mistake of getting out, he said.
Mirecki said the beating began almost instantly. The men punched him about the head and shoulders and struck him with a metal object, he said.
The sheriffs office is classifying the case as an aggravated battery. On Monday afternoon, the office asked for the publics help finding the suspects. Mirecki described them as two white males between the ages of 30 and 40, one wearing a red visor and wool gloves and both wearing jeans.
The information that we have is pretty basic, Lt. Kari Wempe said. Our investigators are working on it right now.
When told that some people were questioning the truth of his report, Mirecki fired back.
The right wing wants blood, period. Theyre not going to stop until they see blood. Theyre not into anything else, he said. Whatever I do, whatever I say, they dont believe anything because thats the way they are... I know what happened. I got the hell beat out of me. They can say what they want.
Well, there you have it. I have to go with the Tawana Brawley-style delusional fantasy (i.e., lie). But if he was roughed up for heckling, so what? Maybe more of these wacko secular humanist bigots would watch themselves if they knew they had to put their money where their mouth is.
But the whole thing sounds like a gay bondage fantasy.
Maybe the Reverend Al Sharpton can represent him.