Attackers Not Scared Away
Writeland, NJ – Fred Scarecrow was bushwhacked while standing outside his residence on Poe Drive in the southeast section of Writeland. Authorities have confirmed that the assault occurred late Sunday afternoon.
According to Officer Herbert Holmes, the perpetrators knocked the stuffing out of Scarecrow. He was found conscious but missing a lot of straw. Emergency medical attention was given at the scene and Scarecrow is expected to make a full recovery.
Police indicated at least four youths were involved in the random attack. Scarecrow told police he could not identify his assailants.
Neighbors reported hearing noises outside but were too busy watching the football game to investigate. A neighbor, Penelope Noseer, said, “It’s just awful that the streets aren’t safe even in the daytime. This is a nice, quiet neighborhood.” Noseer added, “Scarecrow was well liked and kept to himself.”
Scarecrow was not available for comment. A spokesperson for Scarecrow said he was resting and will continue his post until the end of the season although he was badly shaken by the encounter.
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