Navy Veteran Left Bloodied, Bruised After Metrolink Assault (Video)
Five thugs mugged a Navy veteran on Friday night leaving him bruised and bloodied.
Navy veteran Mark Paffrath was choked by the muggers and left with a concussion.
Five suspects robbed and assaulted a man on the MetroLink, leaving him bloodied, bruised, and beaten.
The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday night at the Rock Road stop.
“They pulled down their hoods and the guy in front seat tells them ‘Get him,’” said Mark Paffrath. “As soon as that happens, I got some guy choking me and another punching me in the eye. Two other reached in my pockets.”
Paffrath says there was nothing he could do but scream.
“I was in shock. I felt almost paralyzed. Here I got one guy holding me down and choking me and another hitting me in my left eye,” he said. “And two other guys robbing me. I felt paralyzed and helpless.”
The train stopped at Delmar and the men ran off. Paffrath says it was hard to get a clear description of them all, but says at least one of the men was in his early 20s wearing a blue hoodie and jeans.
Police are still searching for the suspects.
“Something needs to be done about the security issue,” Paffrath said. “It seems people get attacked every day at MetroLink. It just has to end sometime.”
— KMOV (@KMOV) December 13, 2015