Man changes story after fight

May 17, 2011

A 32-year-old man said he was jumped by two men in a neighborhood south of Mayfair Mall last week, but later changed his story and said the men had driven him there and then beaten him.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The man first told police he was walking in the area of 107th Street and Fisher Parkway about 6:30 p.m. May 9 when two men got out of a white Chevy Malibu with no front plates and started punching and kicking him. The man said the car then fled eastbound on Fisher Parkway in reverse.

He told police he did not want to seek prosecution.

Later, the man told police he was at Mayfair Mall with his family when he ran into the two other men, both of whom he knew. He got into a car with the two men, and they drove him to 107th Street and Fisher Parkway.

The man said the two other men - 32 and 35, both from Milwaukee - then dragged him out of the car and began punching and kicking him. One of the men bent his thumb back, attempting to break it. The two, whom the victim said went to school with him at Wauwatosa East in 1996, accused the man of setting up a burglary that had happened at one of their houses.

According to Milwaukee police, a television, safe and other items were taken from the residence of one of the suspects in the 1500 block of North 48th Street a few days earlier.

The man told police he wanted both men to be prosecuted, but no arrests had been made as of Tuesday.

The victim later called police and told them his finger had been broken during the fight.


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