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Man on Scooter Beats Victim with Dog Chain

11:27 AM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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Lealman, FL (WTSP) - Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives are seeking the public's help to identify a suspect who brutally attacked a man on the street with a chain Wednesday.

According to reports, it was just before 4:30 p.m., when the unidentified, 61-year-old victim exited a bus near the 3500 block of 58th Ave. N.

As he walked along the sidewalk, reports say the suspect, a man on a scooter, approached him from behind.

The two reportedly exchanged some words before the suspect on the scooter began to beat the man with a dog chain.

Despite the fact that the victim fell to the ground, the suspect reportedly continued to strike him.

According to officials, the suspect then got back on his scooter and went to a nearby mobile home park, Avery Mobile Home Park, and left his scooter underneath a mobile home on Lot 98.

An ambulance reportedly took the victim to a local hospital with facial fractures and injuries to the back of his head and ear.

Detectives are unsure at this time what their conversation was about, though they do believe the men were not known to one another.

Officials say the suspect is still on the loose.

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