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Blotter: Man reports assault

After being attacked from behind, a man walked home and discovered he was bleeding, according to a Denton police report.

The man told police he was walking near a convenience store in the 3200 block of North Elm Street on Friday night when two men walking past him going the opposite direction asked him where he’s from. He told them and they kept walking.

Shortly after, he was hit in the back of the head and the back, the man reported. The man said he quickly regained balance and turned around to defend himself when the men took off running.

The man told police he returned home, noticed he was bleeding and asked his neighbor to take him to the hospital.

He’s lived in the area for four months and hasn’t seen the men before, he told police.


Other reports

1300 block of Teasley Lane — A man was inside a business for six minutes Friday afternoon, and when he returned to his pickup, his tool bucket was missing, according to a Denton police report.

The man had parked his pickup across from the front door of the business, he told police.

When he came out, his tool bucket, with $1,200 to $1,500 of tools in it, was missing, he reported.

The tools have his initials on them, the man told police.

2500 block of Louise Street — A homeowner called Denton police after he heard someone moving his doorknob at about 6 a.m. Friday and found a man removing a brass number from his door.

The homeowner watched the man through the peep hole for a few minutes before opening the door to confront him, he told police. The man had a screwdriver in his hand, the homeowner reported.

He asked the man what he was doing and the man told the homeowner he was going to knock on the door. The homeowner told the man he didn’t know him and the man took off running.

The homeowner told police he ran after the man for two blocks before returning home, where he found the number missing from his door.

The number was on the ground next to his house, the report stated.

— Rachel Mehlhaff