AVP is monitoring reports of LGBTQ people being drugged or robbed while out at bars or clubs. Two men, Julio Ramirez and John Umberger, died suspiciously after leaving bars in the Hell’s Kitchen area, and media reports indicate that their toxicology screenings indicated drugging. Both men had thousands of dollars stolen out of their phones.
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There may be other people with similar experiences – if you or someone you know may have been unknowingly drugged and/or robbed connect with AVP’s 24/7 hotline by call or text at 212-714-1141 to report confidentially and get support.