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Driver knocked unconscious during Cleveland carjacking, left on ground in Valley View

October 11, 2018

Driver knocked unconscious during Cleveland carjacking, left on ground in Valley View

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Three unidentified men knocked a driver unconscious in Cleveland and left him by the side of a road in Valley View, approximately 12 miles from site of the carjacking, according to police reports.

The 38-year-old driver told investigators that three men surrounded his car and knocked him out just after midnight Sunday in Cleveland’s Kamm’s Corners neighborhood. He woke up awhile later on the ground by the side of a street in Valley View, police reports say.

No arrests have been made in the case. The driver told investigators he would not be able to identify the three men, police reports say.

The driver, reached Thursday by cleveland.com, said his car was not recovered, and he declined further comment.

The driver stopped in traffic on West 140th Street near Triskett Road when three men surrounded his car. One of the men, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandanna over his face, jumped into the passenger seat.

The man struck the driver three times in the head with an unknown object, police reports say. The blows knocked the driver unconscious.

When the driver woke up, he was on the ground near the intersection of Canal Road and Granger Road in Valley View, police reports say. He walked back to a relative’s house in Cleveland before he called police about 1:30 a.m. to report the carjacking.

The driver suffered bruises on his forehead but refused medical treatment.

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