Archive for Friday, April 26, 2013

Lawrence man punched in face by stranger on Massachusetts Street

April 26, 2013


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A 26-year-old Lawrence man reported to police that he was punched in the face by an unidentified man in the 1000 block of Massachusetts about 2:30 a.m. Friday morning, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.

The punch followed an argument that started when the unidentified man wanted to speak with a 21-year-old woman who was with the victim, McKinley said. The victim suffered injuries to his face but declined medical treatment. Police have not identified a suspect, and the attacker had left the scene before officers arrived.


Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 1 month ago

Best comment, love it!

Say have you heard, I don't know how old you are, of a great, great pitcher that had the nickname of Catfish? Hunter was his last name. Man, he was good. Played For: Kansas City A's (1965-1967), Oakland A's (1968-1974), New York Yankees (1975-1979)

Catfish Hunter

Catfish Hunter by Frankie8

Anthony Mall 5 years, 1 month ago

Again, why is this news? Happens every weekend all over Lawrence...

SeaFox 5 years, 1 month ago

This reads like one of those headlines from the 100 year old story archives. "Man punched on Massachusetts Street" only it wasn't a dispute over a horse (or maybe it was, they didn't tell us much about this woman he was trying to talk to).

Hey, LJW, I hear one of those newfangled automobiles stalled on 23rd Street. Better grab your notepads and get out there.

Thinking_Out_Loud 5 years, 1 month ago

So it's his own fault...? He was asking for it...? Come on, know better than this. Whether or not he was "talking smack," the responsibility lies squarely on the shoulders of the guy throwing the punch.

Ian_Cummings 5 years, 1 month ago

Good point - we don't have their ages yet. I changed the description to reflect that. Ian Cummings, LJW.

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 1 month ago

"A 26-year-old Lawrence man" and a "21-year-old woman", according to the article. This info may have been put in after you posted, I don't know.

AlexFenton2 5 years, 1 month ago

You are 83 percent more likely to be punched in the face by someone you know than by a stranger.

buffalo63 5 years, 1 month ago

I have another source that states 83.725% of statistics are made up on-the-spot. Who you going to believe? :)

James Minor 5 years, 1 month ago

If this were "Person of Interest" before he would have tried to punch the guy. Someone in a suit would have come out of nowhere and stopped it. There would be cameras everywhere capturing all of these incidents and the mind police will arrest the criminal before he arrives at his house!!!

Tasteoflawrence 5 years, 1 month ago

catfishturkeyhunter and Frankie8 : Lunch together and the pine tar story mixed in ??? Add beer and Billy Martin .

avarom 5 years, 1 month ago

Don't forget about Canseco...In 1988, Canseco became the first player in major league history to hit at least 40 home runs and steal at least 40 bases in the same year, by hitting 42 home runs and stealing 40 bases.

bearded_gnome 5 years, 1 month ago

hey slugger, you hurt your case with the girl, and just made the victim look better in her eyes.

FloridaSunshine 5 years, 1 month ago

At 2:30 a.m. Yeah, I can see intoxication being part of that scenario.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 1 month ago

After years and years of a dream city Lawrence,Kansas is no longer safe after midnight....bummer. After midnight when it was formerly quiet and pleasant.

A secret cost of reckless growth is more crime.

jafs 5 years, 1 month ago

Do you really think Lawrence isn't a more dangerous place now?

I'm pretty sure it is, even since I moved here some 17 years ago.

msezdsit 5 years, 1 month ago

"You sir, are delusional and need to seek help before you go on a wild rampage...."

Nice how you are allowed to call other posters "delusional and in need of help"

Dan Blomgren 5 years, 1 month ago

We should have an answer on who did the punching as soon as we review the tape from the video camera system we paid for and had installed downtown. Remember that's why we paid to have it installed to help these kinds of crimes exactly! What? You mean the camera didn't capture this heinous act? But we paid the money, and we .......had it installed, and ......we did everything right. Our police chief cited the example of it solving abduction cases so certainly it can solve a battery charge. What did you say? The crime didn't take place right in front of the camera so its of no use? All it recorded was an empty street? But we paid ...and we reviewed it.....and its supposed to work! I know. We just need another camera where this took place so we can catch it next time. Cameras for all! And on every corner!
Great article too btw! Informative and insightful ! I'm still looking for the story talking about how the spring rains are driving the earthworms to the surface.

Alceste 5 years, 1 month ago

As long as this manner of behavior is confined to downtown, let the chips fall where they may. It's just one big, giant gun and knife club after dark down there anyway. If it stays confined to downtown it keeps it out of sections of town where the vast majority of people are actually living. Bravo Downtown Lawrence, Inc......keeping crime where it belongs.....Downtown....

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