STREET MOB BEATS CANCER SURVIVOR IN ST. LOUIS CITY – Hits Girlfriend in Head with a Tree Limb
A mob of “teens and young men” beat a cancer survivor after he tried to rescue a girl from harassment.
The mob turned on the St. Louis punching and hitting him with “other objects.”
FOX 2 Now reported:
A friend of a Good Samaritan beaten earlier this week outside his apartment in south city has organized an online fundraising effort to help cover the man’s medical expenses.
The beating occurred around 6 p.m. Sunday in the 3700 block of Virginia Avenue. The victim, 38-year-old Rob Ludwig, and his girlfriend saw a group of young men and boys harassing a teenage girl on the street and went outside to intervene.
Ludwig and his girlfriend, 34, began yelling at the group to leave the girl alone. However, a woman who was with the group began arguing with the couple and struck Ludwig’s girlfriend in the head with a tree limb. The rest of the group attacked Ludwig, punching him and hitting him with other objects.
The group ran off before police could arrive. No arrests have been made in the assault.
Ludwig suffered serious injuries in the attack. The extent of those injuries has not been disclosed, but a GoFundMe page shows the results of the horrific beating.
You can donate to Rob’s Good Samaritan GoFundMe page here.
Investigators have identified one individual and are working some strong leads relative to the other potential suspects.