Apr 7 2014
Two Westland (not far from Dearbornistan) men and a Wayne man are in custody pending charges in an assault on a U.S. Army veteran outside a 7-ELEVEN convenience store last Thursday morning. No names have been released. See photos below.
Observer Westland Police credited tips from the public for identifying the suspects wanted in the April 3 assault of Livonia resident Adam Wagner, 25, in the parking lot of 7-Eleven, 160 S. Venoy.
Once the story and store surveillance photos of the suspects were released to the media, police received tips identifying the men by name, said Westland Police Lt. Todd Adams.
The Westland men were identified as a 37-year old man and his nephew, 20. The Wayne man was also identified as 20 years old and a friend of the other men.
A warrant request has been submitted to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.“We’re waiting to hear from the prosecutor,” said Adams. “Two of the men turned themselves in. We had to go get the other man.”
Wagner told police that he was in the convenience store just before 2 a.m. when three men were giving the female clerk a hard time. After telling the men to leave the clerk alone, Wagner told police the men began harassing him inside the store.
Once outside in the parking lot, Wagner told police the men noticed military insignias on his vehicle and began making insulting remarks about him, as well as the military. The trio then attacked the man, punching and kicking him before leaving on foot, police said.