|“It looks worse than it is,” Lakeview man says | GoFundMe|
A 28-year-old man who says he was the victim of a mugging and home invasion in Lakeview last weekend has turned to Go Fund Me.
“On Saturday night I was mugged right outside of my apartment and forced to let them into my home,” the man, who identifies himself as Sebastien John, wrote. “They took everything…including my microwave and small kitchen appliances.”
According to police department records, officers were dispatched to the man’s home in the 3900 block of North Pine Grove at 11:30 Sunday morning after friends of the man reported seeing disturbing Snapchat messages.
“I was taken hostage by two men and forced to let them into my apartment,” the Go Fund Me appeal says. “They then took everything that was in their sight; MacBook, iPhone, iPad, my portfolio which had my passport, SScard, birth certificate and even some checks.”
He said the offenders also punched him in the face and ribs, but, “it looks worse than it is.”
The man told police that the incident unfolded between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday morning, according to a CPD report.
In a separate Facebook post, he said that he moved into his unit two weeks ago.