Man reports attack after evening walk


An unknown suspect attempted to mug a Manhattan man at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Riley County Police report.

Joseph Rittenhouse, 36, left his residence in the 1000 block of Garden Way for a walk when the suspect came up from behind and allegedly hit him in the back, repeatedly, demanding his wallet. After Rittenhouse showed he did not have a wallet, the suspect fled, said RCPD Lt. Kurt Moldrup.

The suspect was described as 6 feet, 3-4 inches, 250 pounds, in his 20s, with long, curly black hair pulled into a ponytail and a beard. He was wearing jeans and a T-shirt. No arrests have been made.

A collision at Hays and McCall roads sent one Manhattan resident to Mercy Regional Health Center for cuts to the left arm and left side pains, according to a report.

Hawley Hunnel, 34, was hospitalized after her 1999 Toyota Land Cruiser was allegedly struck in the side by a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Rosetta Miller, 31, of Ogden, Kan., as Hunnel drove across the street from one private driveway to another.

Hunnel was cited for failure to yield the right of way.