Police looking for suspects who attacked man shoveling snow

Posted at 3:38 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 15:38:52-05

CINCINNATI — Police are looking for two people who attacked a man who was shoveling snow.

The victim was shoveling driveways on Victoria Avenue in Hyde Park at about 11:20 a.m. on Sunday when the two others approached him and accused him of taking their jobs, police said in a news release.

One of the strangers sucker punched the man and hit him in the head with a shovel, police said. The victim put his hand up to protect himself, and his ring finger was almost severed off.

Police described the one man as being in his 30s and thin, about 6'2" and 200 lbs. with a green long-sleeve shirt. The other was about 5'8" and very thin, wearing a red jacket. They drove off in a red Toyota Camry, model year sometime between 2000 and 2004.

The suspects may have been recorded on Ring cameras in the area, police said.

Police asked anyone with information to call 513-979-4400.