Suspect assaults homeless in parking lot

Mendelson's Liquidation Outlet on East First Street in Dayton (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police are investigating after a man assaulted a homeless person in a parking lot.

Police were called to the parking lot of Mendelson’s Department Store at 507 East First Street around 1 a.m. Friday.

According to police, the suspect ran up behind two people who are homeless and punched one of them in the back of the head.

The suspect then ran towards Keowee Street.

Police said the suspect knows the victims.

Officers are still investigating. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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