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Man assaulted twice with bat

A 28-year-old Burbank man was hospitalized after he was allegedly

struck twice in the head with a baseball bat.

The man went to a home in the 2800 block of West Victory Boulevard

on Tuesday, where police said he got into an argument with

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27-year-old Paul Garcia. The argument escalated, and Garcia allegedly

struck the man in the head with a bat. The man left the house, but

later returned and was allegedly struck again by Garcia, police said.

The man then gathered a group of friends to confront Garcia, but

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apparently became disoriented and took them to the 1400 block of

Victory, where police said the men began knocking on doors looking

for Garcia. The victim then collapsed and was taken by paramedics to

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, police said.

Garcia was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon

and marijuana possession, police said. The victim was treated and

released from the hospital Tuesday, a spokesman said.

Ben Godar

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