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Man beaten by motorists after he yells at them to slow down

September 11, 2002|by DAVE McMILLION

charlestown@herald-mail.com

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town Police are looking for two men who they believe beat a man in an apparent random attack at the intersection of First Avenue and Raymond Street last Friday morning.

The man was kicked in the head, leaving him with skull fractures, police said.

The 53-year-old man was walking to get some exercise about 11 a.m. when a car went by him at a high rate of speed, Charles Town Police detective Steve Harris said.

The man, who walks with a limp, yelled for the men to slow down, Harris said.

The driver of the car went about a half block and returned, Harris said.

Harris said he thinks the two men knocked the man to the ground and kicked him in the head for about 30 seconds.

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The man was taken to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, where he is in stable condition, Harris said.

Harris said he is not releasing the victim's name because the man is frightened over what happened.

"It's really senseless," Harris said.

There was a second car traveling with the first car, and a total of four males were riding in the cars, Harris said.

Police are only looking for two of the men.

One of the men is described as being tall and slender, light-skinned and having a light mustache, a goatee and about an inch-long afro. The man was wearing a blue sports jersey and brown boots, Harris said.

The second man was described as being medium height with a stocky build, dark-skinned and wearing baggy shorts, Harris said.

One of the cars was possibly a Chevrolet Cavalier and was between a 1996 to 1998 model. The car had a missing headlight and alloy wheels, Harris said.

The second car was possibly a white Chevrolet two-door Cavalier, Harris said. The car had a rough-looking finish as if it needed to be waxed, Harris said.

Anyone with information about the attack can call Charles Town Police at 304-725-2714.

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