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Rescuer talks about finding burglary victim beaten, bound Wednesday

7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago April 06, 2016 Apr 6, 2016 Wednesday, April 06 2016 April 06, 2016 6:48 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Mike Womack heard screams for help Wednesday and stumbled into a busy crime scene.

"He was calling for 911, (for) someone to help him, call 911 or something," Womack told WBRZ reporter Natalia Verdina about how he found the victim of a home burglary who was attacked by the crooks. The attack happened on Wylie Drive in the Kenilworth area.

"He was bound up, we cut him loose and called 911 for him," Womack said.

The unidentified victim was beaten and tied by two attackers who had also hit homes in the Woodgate and Woodstone neighborhoods. Three other homes were hit in the 600 block of East Woodruff, the 600 block of Woodgate and 600 block of Millgate. At the Woodruff location, authorities found a previously stolen car from St. Tammany. Authorities believe the suspects used the car to initially get around. On Wylie, they stole the victim's Mustang and abandoned it nearby.

"He was beaten up pretty good," Womack said. "He was bleeding, his head was swollen up."

Neighbors who watched the crime scene and investigation unfold were surprised the area they called quiet was the middle of such activity Wednesday.

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