Bloodied Man Found Beaten on South St., Cops Say

Witnesses told police three men assaulted the 28-year-old victim.

A Linden man was found bleeding from his head after witnesses say he was assaulted by three other men on South Street.

Morristown police officer James Krauss was on foot patrol when he was alerted to the man laying on the sidewalk bleeding from the head in front of Test Rite Opticians at about 2 a.m. Nov. 18, according to a police report.

The 28-year-old victim was kept still by police while waiting for Morristown EMS to arrive to take him to Morristown Medical Center for treatment.

While waiting for the ambulance, two of the victim's friends told police three white males—all between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, wearing pea-coats and at least one with short, dark hair—committed the assault, according to the report. The witnesses said one of the men slammed the victim's head into the sidewalk, according to the report.

The victim's friends said the three men fled toward DeHart Street, which police investigated with negative results.

For questions about this post, email john.dunphy@patch.com.

Moira November 27, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Great. Just great.
Warren Bobrow November 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Turning into a rough town. Bring back the hanging tree on the Green!
Area 51 November 27, 2012 at 01:28 PM
2am.... Must be those homeless dudes living in the green
Maria November 27, 2012 at 01:51 PM
John, What race were the men who committed the assault or do you only give that information when the answer is hispanic?
DeHart PigSty November 27, 2012 at 02:23 PM
DeHart is becoming depressing. Sunday afternoon, walking with my family and some friends - including three children 5, 3 and 2 years old. The street was littered with beer bottles that the kids kept picking up. Then I noticed a bloody T-shirt lying in the gutter. Luckily the kids didn't touch that. I think the bars ought to be held responsible for cleaning up the mess their customers leave behind, or fined for not doing so. That's the way it is in NYC.
DeHart PigSty November 27, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Yeah, those homeless dudes who walked up from Linden.
Dank Ruben November 27, 2012 at 02:31 PM
nothing good happens after midnight in this town. Yeah, the ladies look more attractive come 2 AM & the thought of diner disco fries or a grilled cheese sounds appretising but at what cost dear friends? Good thing St. Nick didn't arrive a day earlier or he would have been awash in a pool of blood. Those 3 boys move right to the top of the naughty list
MHS Parent November 27, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Wasn't there another attack recently involving 3 men in pea coats? What's going on? I agree, nothing good happens after midnight.
Sam November 27, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Maria- John gave the name of the DUI in his article last week. YOU were the one that made the assumption he was Hispanic. Read the article again and you will see. Technically, you are the one who is racist.
Tryclyde November 27, 2012 at 04:07 PM
There's clearly some sort of rough pea coat gang roaming our streets!
Area 51 November 27, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Pea coats... Check C21's security camera or call the local Navy office.
Terry November 27, 2012 at 06:33 PM
"The victim's friends said the three men fled toward DeHart Street, which police investigated with negative results." Reading is FUNdamental, Maria.
Maria November 27, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Asking for equal treatment doesn't mean I'm racist. You think TECHNICALLY I am the only one that is racist? I don't think you know what technically means and it isn't that tough of a word Sam. Write within your own capability next time smarty pants!
Maria November 27, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Why was NJ 101.5 saying a fight happened at Futbol-landia? I never see fights happen there. I know that right across the street at the METRO SHOP there are fights at least once a week. The Police call ambulances for people from that location all the time yet I've never heard any news about them. Why is a clothing store allowed to sell alcohol anyway???
John Passantino November 27, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Maria, I think you have shown your true colors already with your "white men are creepy everyday" comment http://morristown.patch.com/articles/drunk-driver-flees-after-hitting-parked-car-cops-say We know what your agenda is. Also it is equal treatment as the police report did not state any race of the 3 men in their report but lets say they are white. Does that make you feel better Maria? Ok...good now move along.
Maria November 27, 2012 at 07:40 PM
John, It was a huge (Patch) story that a hispanic man whistled at a HS girl...... White men harass hispanic women all the time. John just because you get away with it doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Honestly, how many stories do you see on the Real News about Hispanic Petafiles???? They are almost always white men. You know it. Patch is a Morristown Joke. They write stories about whatever town hall tells them to.... What ever happened to John Fugger?
John Passantino November 27, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Maria, not only are we not going to agree on anything here you are sounding more and more crazy/racist so I will stop entertaining your comments and wasting my time. I don't understand why a person reads a news website that they claim is so awful. You know you have a choice to not read it, that is what is great about this country. Have a nice afternoon and don't worry I won't be writing anymore comments to you. Duces (drops the mic)
Cameron Wallace November 27, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Maria- Somebody's bitter, do 'cha think? The real point is.... growing up here was like Frank Capra's Bedford Falls this article sounds like Pottersville is comin'.......kinda' sad
CSS November 27, 2012 at 08:51 PM
So what was the race of the perps anyhow? I'm intrigued by the pea coat gang. Renegade Ecuadorians with a flair for felty fashion? Fashion conscious black ghetto teens with a touch of uptown flair above the droopy jeans? Greasy Sicilians hopped up on Red Bull and whiskey who've decided to engage in some Ultra Violence on the way home from the Milk Bar? If this town has a Pea Coat Gang, well, hell in a way that's almost some kind of cred.
John Dunphy November 27, 2012 at 09:07 PM
They were described as "white" according to the police report. I looked back and realized that was not included in the story, but has since been added. Thanks for asking.
John Erskine November 27, 2012 at 09:42 PM
who is John Fugger and what exactly is a petafile? does it have something to do with animals?
Cameron Wallace November 27, 2012 at 10:29 PM
John E you're hilarious..... a petafile it's a dossier on animal activists
Sam November 28, 2012 at 12:15 PM
One angry woman!
Sam November 28, 2012 at 01:00 PM
PS Maria-Didn't know I was being graded by you. Pretty sure my academic and social education is far beyond yours. And no, I don't think you're the only racist out there, however, by making that statement, you have stated you are. You are exactly what you are accusing the Patch of being... Racist. Pity...
Bonnie Arnold Haynes November 29, 2012 at 04:42 PM
What did happen with John Fugger? And why did the town council vote thurs Night when everyone is still storm numb. We had a robbery on Pine Street, Definitely a white man. He walked out of the building at 430 in the afternoon. The doctor on the firt floor even had office hours. No one noticed a thing. What did happen to John Fugger.
Chris Lipper December 03, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Also worth noting. You don't see these issues with drugs, only alcohol. The wrong drug is legalized.
Tara H. December 05, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Poor John Dunphy, just trying to do his job and report our town's news, to have an illiterate, racist, bigot try and rip it to shreds. Get a life and get off Patch if you hate it so much..... ps what is a "petafile" anyway? ;)
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk January 02, 2013 at 03:38 PM
i want a carry permit


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