June 29, 2016

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Man assaulted in mall bathroom


ELYRIA – An elderly man told police he was standing in Midway Mall on Tuesday when an unknown suspect punched him in the head and ran away.

Around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a 78-year-old man said he was standing in a bathroom near Annie’s Pretzels at Midway Mall when someone punched him in the side of his face, according to Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino.

The man hadn’t exchanged words or looked at the suspect before the assault, Costantino said.

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About Anna Merriman

Anna Merriman is the police reporter for the Chronicle-Telegram. She can be reached at 329-7245 or AMerriman@chroniclet.com.Follow her on Twitter.