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Man says he was brutally attacked

Oct. 4, 2011

A 31-year-old man says he was beaten and robbed while he was walking his dog Saturday morning, but doctors who treated him say there were no marks or injuries that showed evidence of a beating.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The man told officers he was walking in the 9500 block of West Sarasota Place at 10:30 a.m. when someone struck him on the lower back with a piece of wood, knocked him to the ground and kicked him several times. He never got a look at the attackers except that he saw a tan hand when someone took the watch from his wrist.

The victim said he believes there were two attackers and that one demanded his wallet and threatened his dog's life if he didn't get money. Cash was taken from his pockets, and he was struck in the head with the butt of a pistol several times before he blacked out.

When he awoke, the robbers were gone and his dog was in the street.

He went home and didn't alert anyone to the incident for 11 hours because he didn't have a suspect description and his parents had told him that neighborhood was unsafe. In the meantime, he spent the day in pain and throwing up.

Eventually he called his father, who took him to Froedtert Hospital. Officers met the man there to take the report.

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