Police release video of suspect vehicle involved in beating of Wichita man

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Saturday February 9, 2019

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Newly released video shows the suspect vehicle connected to a beating near Oliver and Harry last weekend.

Michael Pinkston says two men assaulted him about a block away from his home last Saturday night.

Pinkston says he doesn't know who attacked him.

Investigators say they need the public's help in identifying the car's owner. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers.
A Wichita man is left with shattered bones in his face after he was attacked over the weekend.

Michael Pinkston says he doesn't know who attacked him. Police are investigating if the incident was random.

He now needs a total facial reconstruction surgery after two men beat him late Saturday night. He's so injured, he can't talk. But his sister who witnessed the attack tells Eyewitness News it happened fast.

Katheryn Pinkston says she and her brother were walking from A-OK Pawn Shop at Oliver and Harry Saturday night.

She says when they were about a block from home when a car she's seen in the neighborhood before stopped beside them and two men got out.

Katheryn says they asked where the Quiktrip was, started laughing, then punched Micheal. She says they got into the back seat of the car and left.

That's when someone from a house across the street approached Katheryn.

"There was a boy when those people left that came out of his house that said those men could have been after him and mistook my brother for him," Katheryn said.

Police are investigating. They can't say right now if it was random or not. They're asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers.

Michael's family says his surgery will cost $16,000. If you want to donate, his family has set up a Go Fund Me.