AUSTIN (KXAN) - Security video from last month's attack at a downtown pizza trailer led police to a suspect whom they said acknowledged throwing the punches that knocked down two men who had been waiting for their food.
In an arrest warrant affidavit released Friday, police identified the attacker as 28-year-old Lambert J. Borgardt. The affidavit charges with with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony. Borgardt was not in custody as of Friday morning.
The attack took place Sept. 22 while Austin was observing Gay Pride weekend. The two men who were punched said at the time that they were targeted because of their sexual orientation.
None of the men, Nicholas Soret, said he and Andrew Oppleman were getting pizza at Roppolo's food trailer when another customer told them, "You're standing too close to me," and then punched both of them.
The attacker also grabbed Soret's pizza and threw it on him.
"He knocked Andrew's teeth out and he fractured my nose," Soret in an interview later that week. "I have a small fracture and some heavy bruising and a slight concussion."
Oppleman lost six teeth and was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge for treatment.
The affidavit said that media accounts that included the security video brought in several tip leading to Borgardt. Police said they contacted Borgardt and he told them he was involved in the attack.
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