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“I was just in shock,” Fort Wayne man attacked in driveway

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – A Fort Wayne man says two men attacked him after he tried to break up a fight.

61-year-old Marvin Sprowl said he was taking his motorcycle out for a ride when he saw two women fighting in front of his house on Tuesday evening. Sprowl said he told the women to break it up when two men punched and kicked him, leaving him unconscious in his driveway.

“I lost conscious when I went down,” Sprowl said. “I was like what’s with all this blood and the bike’s on me and that’s when the guy kicked me in the head.”

This happened in the 2400 block of Maple Grove Avenue in Fort Wayne.

Sprowl said he woke up in the ambulance with cuts and bruises on his head, arms and legs.

“I was just in shock,” said Kyle Sprowl, the victim’s son. “I couldn’t believe something like that had actually happened especially here. He’s been here for 30 years in the same house, same neighbors and never had an issue, ever.”

A police official said a police report is on file and officers are looking for the attackers.

If you have any information that may help police officials, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 260-436-STOP.


Louie Tran

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