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UMKC student attacked by group while walking to Plaza Art Fair

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A group of young men attacked a man while he was on his way to attend the Plaza Art Fair. (KCTV5) A group of young men attacked a man while he was on his way to attend the Plaza Art Fair. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A group of young men attacked a man while he was on his way to attend the Plaza Art Fair.

Police say the University of Missouri-Kansas City student was walking about 8:15 p.m. Saturday on Emanuel Clever II Boulevard from Main Street when a group of six or seven young men knocked him to the ground and began kicking him in the head.

"One of them actually steps to the side to give me a way to pass through them. Then suddenly what happened was, as I was passing through them, someone knocked me down to the ground.  And then once I was down on the ground, they started kicking me on the left side and right side of my head," the victim said.

The crooks made off with his wallet containing cash, a bank card and driver's license. They also stole his glasses and shoes. He was left with injuries.

"I got my left arm scratched up. I had contusions on either side and then I had contusions on either side of my temple," the victim said.

His shoes were found down the street. His glasses were found Monday afternoon by Adam McDonnell who lives nearby. He had a chance to return them to their owner. They both wonder what has happened to their neighborhood.

"You move to this area thinking you're going to be in the middle of fun when you really end up in the middle of a lot of conflicts. And it's the same situation every week. You can count on it like clockwork, and it's really sad that you kind of know it's coming, and you kind of brace for it," McDonnell said.

The victim initially refused medical care but eventually went to a nearby hospital where a CAT scan came back negative. As for his attackers, they're still out there.

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