“When Patrick Moschiano moved to Akron this fall, the last thing he expected to happen was to be thrown against a car, beaten and robbed. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened. Following a party on Kling Street Saturday, Moschiano headed to a friend’s house to sleep for the night.””
When Patrick Moschiano moved to Akron this fall, the last thing he expected to happen was to be thrown against a car, beaten and robbed.
Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened.
Following a party on Kling Street Saturday, Moschiano headed to a friend’s house to sleep for the night.
Upon leaving the party just after midnight, he said he was followed by two men.
Some guys were at the party and I guess they must have followed me, he said. They pushed me on top of a car, and tried to take my wallet.
Moschiano said that he told his attackers he only had $10 and he would give it to them if they would stop hitting him. However, they did not.
I tried to get the wallet out and give it to them, but they took it, he said. I think I tried to run away but they grabbed me and pulled me back.
Moschiano said he was repeatedly hit in the head and the neck and knocked to the ground multiple times.
One of my contacts fell out and I have really bad vision, he said.
He said he could not see and was afraid the attackers would take his entire wallet, which he said contained credit cards and his New York ID.
However, he said the attack stopped when a neighbor called 911 and police arrived, arresting the two suspects.
According to Moschiano, a police officer who was off duty lives in the area and called 911.
At the same time, he said, an undercover university police car came and officers jumped out, arresting the two suspects.
Kevin Fields, 24, of Akron and Nicolas Anderson, 24, of Barberton, were both arrested.
Anderson was charged with robbery, assault and disorderly conduct. Fields was charged with robbery and disorderly conduct.
Moschiano recently moved to Akron from a small town in New York.
He said he has never been the victim of a crime before and never expected anything like this to happen.
I’ve never been blindsided like that before, he said. This is really bad.
It could have been so much worse.
Moschiano said the attack has definitely changed him.
I’m definitely kind of nervous to go to downtown Akron, he said. I come from a really small town, where everyone knows everyone, and here it’s just like I didn’t even expect it.
I should have had my guard up.
The car that Moschiano was thrown onto is registered to UA student Patrick Howe.
Howe said he did not even realize what was going on until he spoke with police that night.
I was at a friend’s house that is probably about 100 feet away from my car, he said. I just saw the police around my car and walked up and asked what was going on.
Howe said the police did not tell him what happened, but informed him he could not move his car until they took pictures of it.
They didn’t say they would contact me or anything, he said. They just said I couldn’t move my car until about 3 or 3:30 a.m.
Howe said his car wasn’t damaged other than a few scratches.