|David Woods, the victim of a hammer attack (by a black man with a laundry list of priors) in black-run Philadelphia... another story you've never heard about.|
A suspect has been identified in the brutal hammer attack on a Gloucester City man in Philadelphia last week.
David Woods Sr., 46, sustained a head wound that left a scar across the side of his skull. He also has lost the ability to speak but is expected to make a full recovery, police said.
Police have identified the suspect as 29-year-old Nathanial Maybin of Philadelphia. He remained at large Monday night.
The assault reportedly happened around 5 p.m. Thursday outside a deli near 49th Street and Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia.
In surveillance footage from the assault, an attacker rains down blows to Woods’ head with the claw hammer.
One of Woods’ employees eventually broke up the melee and drove his boss to a nearby hospital, officials said.
Philadelphia police visited Woods Sunday at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and described him as “awake and alert.”
“The victim has a large laceration on his head that was stitched closed during surgery to release pressure on the brain,” Philadelphia police reported in a news release.
“The victim will have to go through intensive speech therapy in order to verbally communicate again.”
|White man attacked (with a brick) in Baltimore. The black attacker had been arrested for assault before, but was allowed to roam the streets|
He is the son-in-law of Bill Cleary, the editor of CNBnews.net in Gloucester City, who was frustrated by an initial absence of public information and news coverage.
Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts announced Friday afternoon that officers arrested Mustafa Eraibi, 19, in connection with the beating and robbery of a man walking in Canton last week. Eraibi is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and gun violations.
Jon Fogg, an editor for The Baltimore Sun, was walking in the 3400 block of Foster Avenue in Canton around 2 a.m. Jan. 14 when he was attacked.
Charging documents indicate Eraibi approached the victim on bike, beat him with a brick on the head and took off with the victim's car and laptop.
Police traced the victim's credit card and found surveillance photos of the suspect from places where it had been used. One of the three stores where police said Eraibi used Fogg's credit card was the 7-Eleven on West Baltimore Street downtown, where police said Eraibi was caught on video.
Fogg suffered severe injuries, including skull fractures and broken bones and teeth."He has six skull fractures. He's missing about eight to 10 teeth that were knocked out. He has fractures in his hands," said Fogg's sister, Melissa Castone.
Castone said the focus is primarily on her brother's recovery. After the attack, she set up a page on the Go Fund Me website, and in four days, more than 600 people donated nearly $24,000.
Eraibi was charged with robbery and assault in at least two previous cases but he was not prosecuted. When 11 News asked about this, the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office did not provide an explanation.
Among the pictures on Eraibi's Facebook page is one of a masked person holding two guns.