Posted on August 28, 2013

Police Looking for Three Men in Brutal French Quarter Beating of Couple

Helen Freund, The Times-Picayune, August 27, 2013

A couple searching for their car in the French Quarter early one morning were beaten by a group of men in an apparent act of random violence, and police on Tuesday were asking for the public’s help in finding the three attackers.

Police said the couple was near the intersection of Iberville and Dauphine streets about 6 a.m. Saturday when they were approached by three men. The suspects began to verbally harass the couple, police said, and then proceeded to physically assault both of them.

The woman was punched in the mouth, police said, and her male companion was struck several times by the group. The man was beaten so badly that his jaw broke, requiring him to be hospitalized and undergo surgery, police said.