Bloodied Man Found Beaten on South St., Cops Say

Witnesses told police three men assaulted the 28-year-old victim.

A Linden man was found bleeding from his head after witnesses say he was assaulted by three other men on South Street.

Morristown police officer James Krauss was on foot patrol when he was alerted to the man laying on the sidewalk bleeding from the head in front of Test Rite Opticians at about 2 a.m. Nov. 18, according to a police report.

The 28-year-old victim was kept still by police while waiting for Morristown EMS to arrive to take him to Morristown Medical Center for treatment.

While waiting for the ambulance, two of the victim's friends told police three white males—all between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, wearing pea-coats and at least one with short, dark hair—committed the assault, according to the report. The witnesses said one of the men slammed the victim's head into the sidewalk, according to the report.

The victim's friends said the three men fled toward DeHart Street, which police investigated with negative results.

For questions about this post, email john.dunphy@patch.com.

Sam November 28, 2012 at 01:00 PM
PS Maria-Didn't know I was being graded by you. Pretty sure my academic and social education is far beyond yours. And no, I don't think you're the only racist out there, however, by making that statement, you have stated you are. You are exactly what you are accusing the Patch of being... Racist. Pity...
Bonnie Arnold Haynes November 29, 2012 at 04:42 PM
What did happen with John Fugger? And why did the town council vote thurs Night when everyone is still storm numb. We had a robbery on Pine Street, Definitely a white man. He walked out of the building at 430 in the afternoon. The doctor on the firt floor even had office hours. No one noticed a thing. What did happen to John Fugger.
Chris Lipper December 03, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Also worth noting. You don't see these issues with drugs, only alcohol. The wrong drug is legalized.
Tara H. December 05, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Poor John Dunphy, just trying to do his job and report our town's news, to have an illiterate, racist, bigot try and rip it to shreds. Get a life and get off Patch if you hate it so much..... ps what is a "petafile" anyway? ;)
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk January 02, 2013 at 03:38 PM
i want a carry permit


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