A couple searching for their car in the French Quarter early one morning were beaten by a group of men in an apparent act of random violence, and police on Tuesday were asking for the public's help in finding the three attackers.
Police said the couple was near the intersection of Iberville and Dauphine streets about 6 a.m. Saturday when they were approached by three men. The suspects began to verbally harass the couple, police said, and then proceeded to physically assault both of them.
The woman was punched in the mouth, police said, and her male companion was struck several times by the group. The man was beaten so badly that his jaw broke, requiring him to be hospitalized and undergo surgery, police said.
Surveillance footage taken from nearby the assault caught the three suspects on tape and police are asking any with any information on the attack to come forward.
Eighth District detective Michael Flores is in charge of the investigation.
Police ask anyone who has any information on the attack to call Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free at 877.903.7867. Tips can also be texted to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637); text TELLCS then the crime information. Callers or texters do not have to give their names or testify and can earn a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an indictment.
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