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Reynoldsburg: Man punched, knocked down while walking home

A man told Reynoldsburg police two young men punched him in the face to knock him down as he was walking home from work.

The man told police he was on the sidewalk at 6 a.m. Jan. 15 in the 1400 block of Brice Road when two young men punched him in the left side of his face, knocking him down.

He said he had earbud speakers in his ears at the time and had no warning of the attack. He said the men did not try to steal anything from him, just punched him and left.

His phone was broken when it fell from his pocket onto the sidewalk, he said.

The man had a laceration on his left eye and bruising on his face, according to the police report.

In other Reynoldsburg police reports:

• Officers sorted out the details of another possible assault after a caller said a security guard was fighting with a customer at 3:35 a.m. Jan. 11 at a business in the 2100 block of Brice Road.

When officers arrived, the man fighting with the guard had left, but the reporting officer said the guard's eye was red and appeared to have a scratch beside it.

At 4:05 a.m. the same day, the man involved in the altercation called police and said he wanted the security guard arrested for assault. He said he felt as if the staff were ignoring him while he was picking up a to-go order and became upset. He said the manager told him to leave after a few minutes. When he refused, the man said, the security guard began to poke him on the shoulder and tell him to leave.

When he grabbed the guard's arm, the guard told him he had just committed assault. The guard also said he would call police.

Officers advised both men to come to the police station, where the guard said the man struck him in the shoulder, so he turned and grasped the man by the throat, constricting his airway. He said after a few seconds, the man's girlfriend came in and removed him from the area.

Because the guard did not want to pursue charges, no charges were filed, according to the police report.

• A woman said someone attempted to drill around the knob on her front door to gain entry around 4 a.m. Jan. 15 at her residence in the 2000 block of Ravine Place.

She told police she was sleeping upstairs when her daughter started screaming that someone was attempting to get in. Her daughter told police she heard a loud noise at the door, then saw a man in dark clothing looking in the window. She said she ran upstairs to hide with her mother until police arrived.

She described the man as black, around 6-feet, 1-inch tall with a slender build and wearing dark clothing. Police said the attempted burglary is under investigation by the detective bureau.

• A man said thousands of dollars' worth of tools were stolen from his truck between 6 p.m. Jan. 9 and 10 a.m. Jan. 10 when it was parked at his home in the 7800 block of Tributary Lane.

He told police he normally locks his truck and his tools are stored behind tinted glass in the backseat, however, he left the truck unlocked that night.

He said the stolen tools included cordless power tools that have his initials written near the battery packs. The brands of the tools include Hitachi, Bosch, Klein and others.

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