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Jen of Jen’s Sweet Treats and elderly gentleman victims of Sunday morning assault

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CUDAHY, WI (CBS 58) -- Jen of Jen’s Sweet Treats in Cudahy was assaulted this morning outside of her store on S Packard Avenue.

In a social media post, Jennifer Clark wrote, “As I'm sure most of you have heard I was attacked this morning in front of my shop… Thank you so much to the passersby that stopped and were able to detain the guy until police arrived.  I am home resting now.   I really appreciate everyone who has reached out to wish me well.”   Jen also encouraged people to pray for a speedy recovery for the elderly gentleman also injured in the attack.

According to the Cudahy Police, Jen and a 75-year-old man were assaulted in the area of S Packard and E Squire Avenue just before 8 AM.   Several people called to report the assault and a Good Samaritan grabbed the assailant and held him until the Police arrived.

The assaults began as the 75-year-old man was waiting for a bus.  The suspect, a 34-year-old Milwaukee man, then assaulted Clark and attempted to pull her from her vehicle.   The Good Samaritan intervened and stopped the assaults, the motive for which is unclear at this time.

As he was taken into custody the suspect continued to be combative , striking one officer in the face and kicking the other.   After being subdued, the suspect was taken to St. Luke’s South Shore Hospital, where he was medically cleared.   He was then taken to the Milwaukee County Jail.  

The suspect is facing multiple felony charges and the Milwaukee County District Attorney will be reviewing the case in the coming week.

Both of the victims were treated at the South Shore hospital for non-life threatening injuries, although one of the victim’s injuries are described as substantial.  The  Officer’s injuries did not require medical attention and both returned to duty.

Cudahy Police Chief Thomas Poellot had praise for the Good Samaritan who stepped in to stop the assaults.   “We don’t necessarily recommend that people attempt to subdue violent, assaultive criminals,” said Poellot, “ but in this circumstance, the Good Samaritan’s heroic actions probably saved other innocent people from being victimized.”


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