Man Nearly Beaten to Death for Accidentally Stepping on Passerby’s Shoes While Walking Down New Orleans Street
Carley Welch, The Messenger, October 8, 2023
Scott Wagner, a New Orleans resident, was attacked after he stepped on another person’s shoes apparently by accident, according to a New Orleans Police Department statement and a family interview with 4WWL.
The victim’s family said he is suffering from a life-threatening traumatic brain injury and he may not survive.
The incident occurred in an area near the French Quarter on Sept. 24. After Wagner stepped on the man’s shoes, the attacker approached Wagner from the back and punched, causing Wagner to fall to the ground. The attacker then allegedly punched the Wagner several more times until he was unconscious.
According to reporting from 4WWL, Wagner moved to New Orleans two years. His family told the news outlet the Pittsburgh native “loved it here.”