A 53-year-old man reported to police he was punched in the face by a stranger on Massachusetts Street in the early-morning hours Saturday.
The man was walking down the sidewalk in the 1100 block of Massachusetts Street about 2:05 a.m. Saturday when an unidentified male, who he did not know, approached and asked the man if he knew "what year it was," said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. He then punched the man in the face.
The victim did not give a detailed description of his attacker, and declined medical treatment. Police have not located a suspect.
Police said this battery does not appear to be related to a similar incident last week.