Man punched in the face for refusing to give stranger money for beer |

Man punched in the face for refusing to give stranger money for beer

Victim did not know his attacker

A stranger reportedly punched a 31-year-old Park City man in the face several times on Friday night after he refused to give him money for beer, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

At around 11:15 p.m. on Friday, a man at an apartment complex in the Snyderville Basin said a man he did not know approached him and asked him for money, a report stated. When the victim declined, the suspect punched him “numerous times.”

When deputies arrived, the victim declined medical attention, the report states. They were unable to locate the suspect after searching the area.

“We don’t know the circumstances of what happened before this. The victim did say he would recognize the individual if he did see him again, but we haven’t been able to identify who did this,” said Kacey Bates, a detective with the Sheriff’s Office.

Bates said the victim was only able to provide a vague description of the suspect’s clothing. However, she said the situation is considered an isolated incident because there have been no other reports of anything similar in nature occurring.

An investigation is ongoing.

– Angelique McNaughton

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