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Mason City man says he was surrounded and beaten



This news story was published on November 7, 2016.
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Police and ambulance at the scene early Saturday (submitted photo)

Police and ambulance near the scene early Saturday (submitted photo)

MASON CITY – A Mason City man suffered injuries that required hospitalization after he was surrounded by as many as ten men and then beaten unconscious, and wants the record set straight on what happened.

Earlier, NIT reported that as many as seven persons were involved in a confrontation and fight early Saturday morning, October 29, on the city’s North End, leading to a response from police and ambulance. Mason City police confirmed that there was an incident that morning at 1:58 AM. Police and fire medics were called to the west side of the 700 block of North Federal for an injured person.

“Apparently, 3 males got involved in an altercation with 4 subjects at this location,” NIT was told by a police spokesman. “One subject requested medical attention and was transported… It does not sound like patient’s injuries are life threatening.”

At that point, police told NIT that the injured male “and possibly more are uncooperative” with police efforts to investigate the incident, which is still on-going.

However, the alleged victim in the incident did contact NIT after reading our initial report and the version of events depicted by police. NIT won’t name the victim per his request, but he says that what the police reported was not accurate.

According to the young man who was allegedly attacked, “two groups did not duke it out … only one group of about ten males jumped (me) and took (my) wallet. The group circled me and jumped me. I did not fight, was just jumped. Happened that fast. In the process they got my wallet.  I was not able to speak with cops about this because of the state I was in.

“I was not trying to fight or up to no good was just walking.” He says he was with two friends at the time of the attack and the larger group of men chased his companions away.

He says after the beating, which left him unconscious, he was “taken to hospital … broke arm and sprained ankle … I was taken to ER and treated. I have cracked bone in arm, sprained ankle, face has marks on forehead nose and lip. Best way to put it is face looks like road rash.”

As he heals, the victim says he has missed work and could have a sizable hospital bill.

“Yes I will have a good size bill I’m thinking with all the x rays they gave me a cat scan and plus they gave me a (ambulance) ride. On top of that missed two days of work and on light duty.”

The victim says he is now cooperating with police. Mason City police didn’t immediately respond with an update in the case, but were previously seeking information from anyone who might have witnessed the incident. The phone number to the MCPD is 641-421-3636.

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16 Responses to Mason City man says he was surrounded and beaten

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    I think this guy works at the auto parts store across from Wendys.. Went in there and the person behind the counter had alot of road rash looking marks on his arms.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    So now your blaming the victim.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    C-Boys after the D-Boys again. It is all about drugs.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Hey stupid – if your not a felon get a carry permit and a 10 shot clip – problem solved.

    • anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 7, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      you are the stupid one . And have been that way for as long as I can remember.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 8, 2016 at 1:26 am

      A magazine, not a clip.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Your not permitted to walk after dark in parts of mason city after dark – postings will follow – busem in – old meridith is rolling – quaint ain’t it.? Demorat redistribution 0f crimanals.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 7, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      This comment is a prime example of why Trump is dangerous for our contry

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 7, 2016 at 1:05 pm

        You and people like you are what is dangerous in our country. But, we are going to take care of that real soon.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm

          Just another example of why Trump is dangerous for our country.

          • Anonymous

            November 7, 2016 at 4:38 pm

            You will be one of the first to go. Libraterd looney.

          • Anonymous

            November 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm

            Just because you do not think Trump would make a good President does not automatically make you a Democrat.
            I am no Democrat.
            You are another example of why a Trump Presidency would be dangerous for our country.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 7, 2016 at 6:34 pm

        So we get idiots from Detroit and Chicago and they do all their dirty work late at night and that is Trumps fault? You my friend are a special kind of stupid.

        • suomynonA Reply Report comment

          November 7, 2016 at 10:46 pm

          Did you read anonymous comment at 11:46 AM? Where he blames the beating on the Democrats? Pretty sure that is what the anonymous comment at 12:42 PM was talking about. The fact that Trump supporters blame everything on the Democrats, even a guy getting mugged in Mason city Iowa. Pretty sure he was not referring to the beating been trumps fault. so I believe that would then make the Trump supporter, in your words, a special kind of stupid.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2016 at 11:05 am

    If you are so worried about missing work and paying medical bills, maybe you and your friends shouldn’t be out and around that early in the morning. Yes, it was your choice you are entitled to, so you need to accept your own responsibility for it. It is no secret these things are, unfortunately, happening in those areas of Mason City. Pretty sad.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 7, 2016 at 11:25 am

      What would you suggest, have the city institute a curfew for problem areas of town? This is a small town. No one should have to worry about walking outside anywhere at night, and no one should have any reason to think that walking outside at night will result in them getting hospital bills and missing work. Ridiculous.