CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of Police is asking for help identifying two people suspected of attacking a man after an Indians game.
It happened at about 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. That was the night of Game 6 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.
“The Indians, unfortunately, were losing to the Cubs and he left around the seventh inning to make his way back to his hotel,” said the victim’s wife, who did not want to be identified.
Police said the 35-year-old victim from Coral Gables, Florida was walking back to his hotel when he was assaulted and robbed. The man suffered a fractured jaw, concussion and dental injuries, family members said.
“A concussion to the head, a hematoma to the back of the head. He had bloody marks and scrapes on the back of his head. Some kind of fracture to his gums to the front of his mouth… The guy knocked some teeth out of place, fractured his nose, fractured his face in multiple places,” the man’s wife said.
The man’s wife said he was staying in a downtown hotel just blocks away from Progressive Field. He told her he remembers walking out of the stadium, then suddenly waking up in an ambulance.
The victim told officers he did not see the suspects. His wife said the family would like to thank the man who found her husband and called 911.
On Thursday, Cleveland police released photos of two men in the case. They said the man in the red shirt assaulted the victim and the second man was found using the stolen credit cards.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 216-623-5318 or 216-621-1234.
Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspects. You can leave anonymous tips at 25crime.com or by calling 216-252-7463.