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Man pistol-whipped in robbery

Courtney Astolfi • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

When Dale Dye, 34, stepped outside at about 5:30 a.m. to charge his phone inside his vehicle, four men approached his passenger-side window as he reached over to plug in the phone, according to a Sandusky police report.

One of the men then walked around to the other side of the car and pointed a .22-caliber handgun to his head, the report said, while the other three men then began pounding on the passengerside window. At least one of those three men appeared to be carrying a second gun, Dye told police.

The man closest to Dye then used a handgun to strike him in the head, the report said. Dye told officers he struggled with his assailant, ultimately wrestling away the gun. The four men took off on foot, heading east through the Sandusky Library’s parking lot.


Dye said the assailants ran off with his Samsung Galaxy phone, wallet and charger. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw Dye put up both hands before reaching back to pull the handgun from his rear pocket, the report said.

While officers secured the weapon and processed Dye’s car for fingerprints, Sandusky paramedics took him to Firelands Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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