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Crime Briefs: Man’s jaw broken in O Patio assault

A man had to undergo surgery after his jaw was broken in two places during an alleged assault at the O Patio & Pub on 15th Avenue early Friday morning.

The 24-year-old man’s mother filed a report with police saying that another man assaulted her son, breaking his jaw and causing numerous abrasions on his upper torso. The woman’s son was in surgery when the report was filed Friday afternoon.

Police did not list a suspect in the assault.

 

Student assaulted for talking to man’s girlfriend

A 21-year-old Ohio State student was punched in the face after making a comment to a group of women while walking on Indianola Avenue early Saturday morning.

According to the police reports, the student was walking near Indianola and 12th avenues at 3:40 a.m. when he said something to a group of females walking in front of him. A man who was walking with the females turned around and said “Don’t talk to my girlfriend,” and then punched the student in the face, chipping his tooth.

The student immediately ran away and called police, but no arrest was made.

Assault victim didn’t want to file charges

A 20-year-old man was treated at OSU Hospital after he was repeatedly punched and kicked in the face early Saturday morning on the 1900 block of North Fourth Street.

Witnesses reported to police that the man was with his girlfriend at a convenience store when another man made a comment about how attractive his girlfriend was. The woman’s boyfriend took offense and made a comment to the other man, who responded by punching him in the face.

Witnesses said two more men then knocked the victim to the ground and repeatedly kicked him in the face. One of them reportedly got on top of him and punched him numerous times in the face.

The victim was uncooperative with police and had to be persuaded to be treated at the hospital for severe swelling to his cheek. Police interviewed two of the alleged assailants, but the victim did not want to file charges, so they were not arrested.

 

Compiled by Collin Binkley

 

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