Marcelino Benito, KHOU (Galveston), January 2, 2017
It was supposed to be a holiday getaway to remember but before Ken Duble and his wife could board their Christmas cruise out of Galveston, he became a victim.
As they walked along 24th St. and Avenue E near the Strand, three young men attacked out of nowhere.
“Someone struck me on the back and I was startled,” said Duble. “I turned my head and I then I got whacked. Next thing I knew they were gone and we were just standing there. She was screaming, and I was bleeding.”
His wife helped him stumble to Press Box, a bar up the street where bartenders called police and tried to stop the bleeding.
“11 stitches,” said Duble.
Duble quickly noticed they hadn’t taken anything.
“We realized they just wanted to hit someone,” said Duble.
“For whatever reason they’re lashing out at people,” said Duble.
Now Duble is hoping the men that struck him get caught before it happens again.
[Editor’s Note: A video report of this story, which includes an interview with the victim, is available at the original article link below.]