According to CNN, Southlake resident and Georgetown student Phillip Cooney, 19, was arrested Thursday for beating up a gay Georgetown student. Police have been looking for the person who attacked the man since Sept. 9 and are calling the attack a hate crime because the suspect yelled anti-gay slurs during the attack, according to reports.
The injured student did a lot of the investigating on his own.
A friend of the injured student told him he overheard someone talking about the attack in a class, and wrote down the initials embroidered on that student's backpack.
The injured man went to the social networking site Facebook, and looked up all the people that matched the initials until he came acoross and recognized Cooney, who he now says attacked him.