- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 9, 2015

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) - Police say a 66-year-old man was beaten in suburban Milwaukee after stopping to help a motorist push a car.

WISN-TV and WITI-TV report Merlin Hoaglan of West Allis is in an area hospital with a serious head injury. His daughter Julie Hoaglan says he’s unconscious and has two hemorrhages in his head and fractures on his face from the attack.

Witnesses told police that Merlin Hoaglan was trying to help a woman and her children push a disabled car Saturday. Police said there was argument, and witness said the woman’s 47-year-old boyfriend punched him from behind.

West Allis police say the case has been referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for review of potential charges.



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