From the Daily News:
A pizza deliveryman was fighting for his life after he was set up for a robbery in Queens early Friday and hit so hard in the skull with a baseball bat that the thud was heard six floors above, police sources said.
Victor Mejia de los Santos, a 28-year-old Mexican immigrant, never had a chance, police said.
He was attacked from behind by Jorge Paret, 28, and Anardo Battista, 23, about 12:05 a.m. Friday on 75th St. near 34th Ave. in Jackson Heights, after showing up with a pizza the suspects had ordered as a ruse, sources said.
Paret cracked de los Santos over the head, fracturing his skull, then he and his accomplice pummeled the helpless man, kicking and punching him before fleeing with the scooter he used to make his deliveries, sources said.
The suspects were nabbed shortly after the attack, and police recovered the scooter and three mountain bikes that also apparently had been stolen. Each suspect blamed the other, sources said.
De los Santos underwent emergency brain surgery and is in critical condition at Elmhurst Hospital Center, where his wife, Candelaria Rodriguez, 22, and other relatives held vigil Friday night.
Doctors have told the family half of de los Santos' body could remain paralyzed.
De los Santos bought the electric scooter six months ago to make more money delivering, his uncle Mayolo Rodriguez told The Daily News.
Family said de los Santos worked at the pizza store since arriving in the U.S.
"He liked to work a lot. He didn't get drunk, nothing like that," said his uncle. "He said it was a nice place, he liked to work there."