The attack and robbery of former Marine, Chris Marquez, on Feb. 12, as he exited a McDonald’s in D.C. made headline news.
This was not a lone incident. According to The Gateway Pundit, there was a second, unrelated attack on a Marine that day.
In the second attack, Operation Iraqi Freedom Marine, 35-year old Michael Schoeder, was viciously attacked, struck in the head and robbed. Schroeder was seen in the street, face down and beat up between two cars.
A man and his son driving by in a taxi saw Schoeder, contacted authorities and reported the attack.
Deidre Schroeder, the victim’s mother, was interviewed by WUSA-9. She said, “It’s an angel whoever found him and I’m very, very grateful. Michael could’ve died that night.”
Schroeder’s mother said that her son had been missing all day. Michael’s twin brother had been searching for him and finally located him in George Washington Hospital.
Michael suffered a severe concussion along with a fractured skull. Staples had been used to close the head wounds. He also had difficulty speaking.
Schroeder told WUSA-9 that he remembered having drinks with some friends. Later they left to go home and that is all he can recall.
“I wasn’t trying to find trouble,” Schroeder said. “I was actually trying to walk home.”
The police report stated that Schroeder appeared to be very cold and highly intoxicated. He was also bleeding from a blow to the head.
When asked why someone would attack him, Schroeder said, “It’s hard for me to understand because there would’ve been zero reason for it. He said his cell phone had not been taken, but he was missing between $40 and $60.
According to police, the attack was not captured on surveillance cameras in the area.
The police also state that they do not believe that this attack was connected to the attack on Chris Marquez.
h/t: The Gateway Pundit