Man Attacked in Port Richmond With Brick Speaks Out - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Man Attacked in Port Richmond With Brick Speaks Out

Police are searching to the suspect who attacked Darius Moore and another man with a brick outside a Port Richmond nightclub

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    Man Bashed With Brick In Night Club Brawl

    Police are trying to find a man who used a cement block as a weapon in a vicious beating caught on tape. Twenty-two-year-old Darius Moore says he was celebrating his friend's 21st birthday when a fight spilled out of the Penthouse Club in Port Richmond on February 5th, police said. The suspect also attacked another man with the brick, striking him in the back of the head, according to police. NBC 10's Denise Nakano talked to the victim and his mother about the attack. (Published Friday, March 2, 2012)

    A man who was severely injured after he was hit in the head with a brick outside a Port Richmond nightclub during a brawl talked to NBC 10 about his ordeal.

    Darius Moore, of Montgomery County, said he was at the Penthouse Club in the early morning hours of Superbowl Sunday to celebrate his friend’s birthday when he was attacked.

    “I don’t even remember being hit by the cinder block,” Moore told NBC 10’s Denise Nakano.

    Surveillance video, released by the Philadelphia Police Department, shows a fight that spills outside the Penthouse Club on Castor Avenue in Port Richmond between two groups. Moore got caught in the middle of the melee and was knocked to the ground.

    Police say a man, described to be in his 30’s or 40’s with balding black hair, threw a cement block at his head striking him. He then attacked another man with a brick, police say.

    Moore was knocked unconscious, sustained three fractures to his orbital bone, suffered hearing loss and permanent optic nerve damage.

    Moore’s mother, LaTanya, watched the video for the first time Friday.

    “I didn’t think it would be that bad. It’s horrible. It’s horrible,” Moore said. “I want the person to be brought to justice. He has to pay for this because it’s not right, it’s not right.”

    Police have not released a motive in this case.


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