Man attacked by teens on Spruce
03/15/2013 3:03 PM
03/15/2013 3:04 PM
Three teens approached a man and asked him for cigarettes Thursday, police said, and when they didn’t get what they wanted, they attacked him.
The incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of North Spruce, Lt. Joe Schroeder said.
The 63-year-old victim told police the three suspects, all about 16 years old, came up and asked him for cigarettes. When they didn’t get any, one of them picked up a rock and threw it at him, hitting him in the head.
The rock cut the victim’s ear open, Schroeder said. One of the teens then took a $20 bill from the victim’s pocket.
They then fled on foot. A passerby saw the victim on the ground and drove him to Wesley Medical Center, where his wound was stitched up.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.