Saturday, August 8, 2015
Man beaten over cell phone at FMCP
From CBS New York:
Police in Queens were looking Thursday for a group of men who viciously beat a man with a bat just to steal his cellphone.
As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, Jorge Huerta was left with 20 stitches in his head, two broken ribs, and bruises all over his body following the attack this past Sunday night.
Huerta, 21, was convinced that the attack would leave him dead.
“I was leaving the park after playing soccer,” Huerta said in Spanish.
The attack happened around 9:30 p.m. Huerta said he had just finished playing soccer with his friends inside Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and was walking home when six to eight men jumped him — still in the park near 49th Avenue and 111th Street.
He said at least one man was beating him with a bat, and the blows to his head left him unconscious. When he awoke, he realized the attackers had taken off with his LG smartphone.