Urbana police investigate attack on 18-year-old man
URBANA — Urbana police are investigating an incident in which four men allegedly struck an 18-year-old Urbana man on Wednesday afternoon.
According to an Urbana police report, the man was walking on a sidewalk in the 200 block of East Washington Street at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday when he was approached by four other men and one woman.
One of the men accused the victim of following them and made two comments about his race, according to the report. One of the men began to punch him in the face, and he was soon joined by the other three men. The woman did not participate, according to police. Then the five people got into a red Saturn SUV and drove away.
While an ambulance was brought to the site, the victim refused to receive medical treatment, according to police.
One of the attackers was described as a black male. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall; weighs 200 pounds; has long, straight black hair that was "slicked back" and brown eyes; and was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.
A second attacker was described as a black male. He is 5 feet, 7 inches tall; weighs 150 pounds; has short black hair with waves and brown eyes; and was wearing a black jacket and black pants.
The descriptions of the other two attackers and the woman were incomplete.