‘Give Me All Your Money’: Man Badly Beaten and Robbed
At approximately 2 a.m. on July 18, a man was walking down Drake Hill Road near Fortuna when he says he was struck from behind on his head by unknown suspects with what he believed was a baseball bat, according to Lt. Mike Fridley. This was followed by 10 to 12 more hits about his body.
According to the victim, they then told him, “Give me all your money” and took his backpack before fleeing in an unknown direction when nearby residents began responding to his cries for help.
The victim described both suspects as tall teenagers. One was wearing a camo sweatsuit and the other was wearing a brown jacket.
The victim was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Eureka. At this point, the extent of his injuries have not yet been confirmed, according to Fridley.