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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man says he was attacked outside his home last night after he was asked for a cigarette.

The 56-year-old says he was sitting outside his apartment in the 1400 block of Mears Street in Hillcrest about 10 p.m. when a man and a woman walked up behind him and asked for a cigarette. The victim told police he told the couple to move along. Then he said they came back behind him and one of the people hit him in the head.

Investigators say EMS took him to the hospital for treatment of the head wound.

Police are looking for his attackers.

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  • Troy

    Are you any better? The trial is over and the verdict just! Leave it alone.

  • Guest, just another

    Maybe we need to have a march or protest against black on black crime – Oh wait, there’s no money in that for Sharpton or Jackson.


  • Guest 8435

    Do you people EVER proof read your own stuff?

  • Wilmington Observer

    Proofreading does not seem to be in the job description of reporters in the Southeastern area of North Carolina. The reporters have to work fast (in an attempt to be first to publish a story) and mistakes are made, which is understandable. What I can’t understand, however, is that even after bringing the “typo” to their attention (via emails and postings), the reporters, news directors, etc would rather argue, with you, than simply correcting the mistake (once, I had a news director tell me, “you could tell what the reporter was trying to say”). I would think a reporter would have more pride in their, published, work product which will always be “searchable” by, future, potential, employers.

    Wilmington Observer

  • Vog46

    The victim was looking out for his attackers health by not giving them a smoke.
    And he gets whacked for it?

    Only in Hillcrest



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