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Teens arrested for assaulting sleeping homeless man in Colorado Springs

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 19:24:28-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Police arrested two teens accused of hitting and kicking a sleeping homeless man.

Raphael Woodbridge, 18, and an unidentified juvenile boy were booked on second-degree assault charges early Thursday morning.

Police say a homeless man and woman were sleeping near a closed business in the 1300 block of North Academy Boulevard when they were approached by the two teens.

According to a police report, the two suspects began to assault the male victim by hitting and kicking him several times in the head and upper body. 

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for serious injuries. The woman was not injured.

Police found the suspects nearby and were positively identified by the victims.

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