Fight in parking lot sends man to hospital

WDTN Photo/Jarod Thrush
WDTN Photo/Jarod Thrush

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A man is recovering after he reported being assaulted in a parking lot.

According to the police report, the victim was assaulted in the 1900 block of East Fifth Street after 12 a.m. Sunday. The victim got into a physical altercation with another man. The suspect fled the scene.

The store clerk told police he saw the scuffle outside and said he thought the victim was intoxicated. He told police he thought the fight occurred after the victim got into an argument with a fellow customer.

Police said the victim’s face was covered in blood and he could barely speak.

The victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Detectives are reviewing surveillance footage from outside the store. 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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