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Reward Grows For Answers in Man’s Vicious Attack

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CLEVELAND– A reward is growing for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of the people who attacked a mentally challenged man.

Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek is now offering $2,000; that’s up from $1,000 offered last week.

Polensek has thrown his support behind John Rager’s family.

Cleveland police said, Rager was attacked by a group of men on East 152nd Street as he walked home from work, almost two weeks ago.

Rager’s family said John has no short term memory and needed staples to close a large cut in the back of his head. The memory loss prevents him from remember anything from day to day or even from the attack. The family wonders if his mental challenges played a role in why he was targeted.

Anyone who would like to add to the reward fund, can contact Polensek’s office.

A fund has also been set up at any KeyBank.

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