The Morning Blotter: Man Punches, Pours Gas On Day Laborer

A day laborer walked into the West Precinct over the weekend and told police he had been attacked while looking for work on Aurora last week.

According to a police report, the man was standing with several other men near the Home Depot on 115th and Aurora, looking for work, when an intoxicated man—who the victim had seen before—”barged into a potential customer conversation.”

The man then poured gasoline on the victim, and punched him in his left eye, the report says.

The victim saw the suspect later that day and told police he was worried about future confrontations with the suspect, and reported the incident to SPD “in case things got worse.”

The report does not include a description of the suspect.