Man attacked, beaten outside Food Lion in Stevensville
STEVENSVILLE — A man was attacked as he was walking to Food Lion in the Thompson Creek Mall at 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 28, according to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.
Police haven’t identified the assailants and no arrests have been made, said Lt. Dale Patrick, public information officer with the sheriff’s office.
John K. Hampton, 26, of Church Hill reported he and a female friend were walking between Food Lion and the liquor store when Hampton was grabbed from behind and struck on the head, knocking him to the ground.
The 26-year-old female friend of Westminster, MD, fled when the assault occurred and a video shows several subjects chasing her, but they didn’t catch her.
Two males continued to kick Hampton before going through his pockets and then fleeing toward the highway. But Hampton didn’t report anything stolen. Police have labeled the incident as an attempted robbery. Food Lion wasn’t open at the time.
After the incident, Hampton went to the Queen Anne’s Emergency Room to seek medical attention and was released. He sustained cuts and bruises from the attack.
Police describe two of the suspects as African-American, one wearing a gray hoodie and dark pants and the other in a maroon hoodie and dark pants. One of the suspects had a chin strap beard and the other was wearing distinctive striped sneakers. One of the subjects may be named Ryan because he was talking with another suspect when his name was mentioned.
Patrick said the area isn’t known for high crime. “It’s a shopping center in Stevensville. We might get calls for shoplifting. It’s not like it’s a big crime area,” Patrick said.
Anyone with possible information on these subjects is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit at 410-758-0770.
Deputy Tim Myers and Detective Chase Armington investigated the case.
When reached for comment, Christy PhillipsBrown, a spokesperson for Food Lion, said “In situations such as this, we work very closely with local authorities.”
These two men are believed to be involved in an attack of a man on Oct. 28 outside Food Lion. A video captured the picture. Anyone with information is asked to call the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 758-0770.