Madison
69° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

2 men beaten in unprovoked attack

Published On: Oct 31 2012 03:09:10 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 31 2012 09:21:03 PM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

Madison police said two friends were beaten by the same person as they walked near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus early Saturday morning.

Police said the victims, a 20-year-old Madison man and a 20-year-old Monroe man, reported the attacks around 2:20 a.m. but said the attacks actually occurred an hour earlier.

One victim said he tried to ignore a group of four men who were on the sidewalk, yelling, in the 1700 block Madison Street.

As he passed, one of the men punched him in the head, and then kicked him in the head as he doubled over from the initial blow, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

His friend, the second victim, was walking a bit behind him and came to the aid of his injured friend, police said.

Police said the man who attacked the first victim cracked a beer bottle over the head of the second victim. That victim was taken to a hospital to close gashes in his scalp.

The first victim suffered a black eye. Neither seemed to know any of the men who were on the sidewalk and said they did nothing to provoke the assaults, according to the incident report.

Police said the attacker was described as a black man, around 20 years old, standing 5 feet 10 inches and weighing about 175 pounds. Police said he was wearing a costume made to look like a used cigarette or "blunt." 

Advertisement
  • iOS 8

    From Apple

    Best new Apple iOS 8 features

    Apple's iOS 8 is here, and it's packed with slick new features. Take a look at some of the best changes to the latest version of the popular mobile operating system.

  • Testing for Ebola

    REUTERS/Misha Hussain

    Common myths about Ebola

    At least eight Ebola aid workers and journalists were reportedly murdered in a remote village in Guinea in a brutal example of growing distrust locals have of foreigners coming to help stem the mushrooming health crisis. Take a look at common myths about the deadly virus.

  • Police lights file 2

    Ridiculous 911 calls

    Have you ever considered calling 911 because of a massive spider in your house? How about because a McDonald's employee got your order wrong? Take a look at some of the strangest reasons people have recently called 911.

  • C3K-EVENTS

    Events calendar

    Looking for something to do? Visit Channel 3000's events section featuring dining, food, music and family-friendly events throughout Madison and the surrounding area.

  • Get your weather app

    Channel3000.com and WISC-TV3 deliver local forecasts, live radar, school closings and alerts for Madison and South Central Wisconsin to iOS or Android devices.

  • Learn more about WISC-TV

    Meet the News 3 staff, learn about our newscasts, search our job postings and find out how to contact us.

Advertisement