Modesto police searched several residential blocks in central Modesto on Tuesday afternoon for an assailant who hit a man in the head with a piece of concrete.
The two were in an argument at Sunny’s Food Market at Rumble and Prescott roads about 12:30
p.m., said Sgt. Rick Applegate. The man picked up a piece of concrete from a nearby construction site and used it to strike the victim in the head.
The attacker was seen running south on Prescott and into the Whispering Wood neighborhood, which officers searched for about 15 minutes, Applegate said.
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The victim refused to cooperate with police and even resisted treatment despite his bleeding head wound, but eventually agreed to be taken to a hospital.
Police learned from witnesses at the market that the assailant was a white man with short hair, dressed in a white tank top and cutoff jeans.