Man assaults transgender woman for ‘wearing thong’ on Jefferson St.

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33-year-old William Chad Thrift is jailed in lieu of a $1,750 bond after he is said to have punched a transgender woman on Jefferson Street because she was wearing a thong.

Metro Police responded to 801 Jefferson Street on May 2nd, at approximately 1 p.m. to a report of an assault. The victim, who is a transgender female, reports she was approached by William Thrift, who noticed she was wearing thong underwear, called her a ‘faggot’. They argued, and Thrift is alleged to have punched the victim, striking her on the left side of her head.

William C Thrift (MNPD)

The responding MNPD Officer did not sign the warrant for the assault, but instead made the victim travel to the judicial commissioner and take out a warrant on her own, which she did, while the officer arrested him for a public intoxication charge. The person preparing the affidavit mis-gendered her throughout the entire document. Thrift was charged with public intoxication and misdemeanor assault, and is currently held in lieu of a $1,750 bond.

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