CRIME STOPPERS CASE #1544
FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBER: 15C70901
LEAD DETECTIVE: DET. EISENBISE WICHITA POLICE DEPT.
About 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, a 48-year-old man was walking in Swanson Park near the creek on Maize Road. Two 17- to 18-year-old teens were sitting on a park bench by the bridge. The young men started following the man as he walked east, so he turned around.
They asked if he had a problem. He said “no,” and asked if they did. One asked, “How much money do you have?” He replied, “You better walk away now.” One of the young men told him that this would be the worst day of his life, and continued to follow him as he walked toward the parking lot.
He became nervous and called 911. As he was making the call the two teens ran up behind him, and one hit him in the back of the head with what he believed was a baseball bat. He stumbled, but turned around to face his attackers. They ran west into the park.
Both teens are white, about 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds. One has black hair ½” to 1” long. He wore a pink, long-sleeved oxford-cloth shirt and gray jeans. The other has short, dirty-blond hair and a very slight mustache. He was wearing a light-blue tank top with horizontal stripes.
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