Chinatown Beatdown: A Why I Hate DC reader identified only as Meagan reported a seemingly random beatdown via the blog site on Feb. 16. Meagan says she "was walking into the gallery place/Chinatown movie theater and a group of teenagers ran out and started beating a random man in the street. They beat him unconscious and left him face down on the concrete."
"I do not know if the man received medical attention, but he was unconscious and his face was bleeding. The kids easily got away and no one chased them or stopped them," she wrote. "They headed down into the metro and disappeared."
First District Commander David Kamperin of the Metropolitan Police Department confirms the brutal pummeling took place: "We took a report for the assault and our detectives have reached out to several subjects (maybe even this writer) who may have witnessed it," he emails. "We are following up to see if there are cameras in the area and with Metro."
Again, I can't stress the importance of sticking around to talk to the police.