Teen jailed for beating controversial 'preacher'

Posted at 9:36 PM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-28 16:09:34-04

How far is too far when it comes to stopping hate speech?

An attack outside a west Valley high school shows the lengths one young woman went through to stop what she considered "hate speech." 

Nineteen-year-old Tabitha Brubaker's target was controversial preacher Brother Dean Saxton, who has spent years demonstrating outside Valley high schools and colleges as well as busy public events. 

He's known for denouncing homosexuality and holding signs telling woman they deserve rape for not being true Christians. 

Brother Dean posted YouTube video of his demonstration at Apollo High School earlier this month. In the video he admits he is often confronted and yelled at. He uses a megaphone to tell students they're going to hell.

After several minutes, while he’s debating with one man on the video, you hear him being hit as he's ambushed from behind. He was able to walk away clearly bleeding from a gash on his head.

Though you never see Brubaker in the video, police arrested her for felony assault as well as marijuana possession.  

Watch the confrontation below. (Warning: Graphic video.)