Man beaten, robbed af­ter giv­ing woman ride

The Covington News - - Local - DANIELLE EVER­SON deverson@cov­news.com

A Cov­ing­ton man was re­port­edly beaten and robbed af­ter he gave an un­known woman a ride home.

Cov­ing­ton po­lice spoke to the man at New­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter on Satur­day af­ter­noon who said he was beaten and robbed by four men af­ter he gave an un­known woman a ride from a gas sta­tion.

The man said he went to a Quik­Trip lo­cated on Ga. High­way 278 to get gas around 4 a.m. that morn­ing and a black fe­male wear­ing a brown dress ap­proached him and asked him for a ride. The man told the woman he usu­ally doesn’t give peo­ple rides but this time he would make an ex­cep­tion be­cause the woman lived close by.

The man left the gas sta­tion with the woman and headed to a res­i­dence on Bo­han­non Street. When they pulled into the drive­way, the woman got out of the ve­hi­cle and he also got out the ve­hi­cle to make sure the woman was safe be­cause it was late.

As the man got out of his ve­hi­cle, a group of four black males pulled him from the ve­hi­cle and be­gan to punch and kick him. The man said the men pulled his clothes off and took his wal- let, which he said had $200 in it and his cell phone. He said he asked for his keys back and one of the men gave him his keys and told him he needed to leave.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, the man de­scribed the males as be­ing young with ages rang­ing 18 to 35. He said three of the men were wear­ing white shirts and one man was wear­ing a black shirt. No other de­scrip­tion was given about the men. The man said he left Bo­han­non Street and drove to the New­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

Em­ploy­ees at the hospi­tal said the man en­tered the hospi­tal with socks on his feet, a tank top shirt and box­ers and was hold­ing his pants and an­other shirt which were cov­ered in blood.

Po­lice said the man ap­peared to be beaten se­verely. He had sev­eral wounds to his face and head and his eyes were ex­tremely swollen. Po­lice said ac­cord­ing to the hospi­tal, the man had sev­eral bro­ken bones in his face and a bro­ken an­kle.

Po­lice also said there was blood on the hood, driver’s side, top, rear and pas­sen­ger’s side of the man’s ve­hi­cle. Pho­tos were taken of the ve­hi­cle and of the man’s wounds.

No one at the scene knew any in­for­ma­tion, and po­lice continue to in­ves­ti­gate the crime.

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