By Justin Fenton | firstname.lastname@example.org
11:12 a.m. EDT, August 19, 2009
A 76-year-old man was in serious condition after he was beaten while fishing with his wife in what police are treating as a hate crime. Police said a 28-year-old suspect, who has a tattoo of Adolf Hitler on his stomach and professed to be a white supremacist, was taken into custody.
The victim, who was not identified, was at Fort Armistead Park in South Baltimore about 3:30 a.m. when three to four men began assaulting him while yelling racial epithets, according to charging documents. At least one of the attackers struck the man with a baseball bat, and the group fled in the victim's vehicle after taking his wallet.
He was taken to Harbor Hospital, then transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center because of the severity of the injuries to his head. Charging documents show he had a possible fractured eye socket and two bottom teeth knocked out. The man was reported in serious but stable condition as of late Tuesday, police said. His wife was uninjured.
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