Police released surveillance video yesterday of an Old City beat-down in hopes of finding the trio of thugs who sent a 27-year-old man to the hospital with a broken jaw and shattered eye socket.
The victim, whose name was withheld by police, and his friend, 25, left the Mad River Bar, on Chestnut Street near 2nd, about 2 a.m. last Saturday and headed toward the E-Z parking lot on the same block. A few minutes later, a white male in his mid-20s with blond hair, about 6-feet tall with a black T-shirt and white pants, began arguing with the victim, said Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman.
Video surveillance released yesterday shows the blond male and two other men chasing the two friends into the parking lot. They started hitting the 25-year-old but when the 27-year-old tried to intervene, the thugs turned him into a punching bag.
The two others seen punching and kicking the victim in the video are described by police as a white man in his 20s with olive skin and dark hair, wearing a light-colored shirt and pants; and a white man, also in his 20s, with olive skin and a black T-shirt with white sleeves and a red hat, police said.
The man with blond hair and a black T-shirt is seen punching the 27-year-old into unconsciousness. The victim required six stitches to his forehead.
The video can be viewed on YouTube at http://bit.ly/jqu4Rx