Thursday, August 6, 2015

Mugging Victim Beaten Unconscious With Baseball Bat In Flushing Meadows Park


By Geoffrey Croft

A man was viciously attacked by group in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, NYC Park Advocates has learned.

Jorge Huerta, 21, was repeatedly hit in the head, stomach and leg with a baseball bat.

While he was passed out the group stole his cell phone his family said.

The man was walking home in the park at 9:30 on Sunday night after playing soccer when he was jumped by a group as he was checking his phone.

He was brought to Elmhurst Hospital where he received 20 stitches in his head. He has severe bruising throughout his body.

The family is originally from Equator and said Jorge did not know the group that attacked him.

Sunday's attack is the latest in a series of violent incidents that have occured in parks. 

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