A 50-year old homeless man in Murfreesboro says that he was walking back to his camp under the bridge on South Church Street near the post office when he was attacked by two men. The victim described the men as white males between the ages of 18 and 25. The victim lives next to the railroad tracks.
According to a report filed by the individual, the attackers said the word “country” as they approached him. The attackers hit the victim multiple times. One of the two men threw a beer bottle at the victims head and the second stated that he was armed with a gun.
After the attack the two men fled the area on foot. The victim was not seriously injured.
This is the second time that unknown subjects have attacked homeless persons in the area of South Church Street. In November of last year, two homeless men who are admittedly homosexual, told police they were jumped by two acquaintances in a field off of South Church Street. That attack was also near the post office. The victims in that case reported that the two men who jumped them were yelling that they hate gay people as they were beating them.
No arrests have been made.