Wednesday, February 18, 2009

From JA

Who read it on the AP newswire:

Mich. police: Group beat bicyclist unconscious

6 days ago

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Some members of a group of about 40 to 50 young males attacked a 50-year-old man riding a bicycle and beat him unconscious, police said.

The motive for the attack Tuesday evening was not known and police were still interviewing witnesses, Lt. Tom Hemingway said. No arrests have been made.

Witnesses told investigators the attackers knocked the man off his bike and began beating him. Police said he was hit in the head with a bottle and then kicked and punched as he lay in the street.

His stolen bike was found later. The man remained hospitalized Wednesday, and police did not release his name or medical condition.

An aunt told The Kalamazoo Gazette that her nephew is in critical condition and breathing with the aid of a ventilator. The woman, who asked the newspaper not to use her name out of fear for her safety, said he enjoys riding his bike around town.

Hemingway said the unseasonably warm weather drew many people outdoors, and police had been dispersing large groups of young people in the city all afternoon.

"You just can't be everywhere at once," Hemingway said. "We had officers just a couple of blocks away when the attack happened."

Kalamazoo's high on Tuesday was 63 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Its average high for the date is 35.

FUCK KALAMAZOO. So glad I don't live there anymore, though I guess this could happen anywhere there is people with nothing to do...

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