Friday, November 12, 2010

John Travis thrown down a flight of stairs for asking neighbor to keep the noise down

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click to enlarge John Travis was thrown down a flight of stairs.
  • John Travis was thrown down a flight of stairs.

Remember this story the next time your neighbor wakes you up with thumping German techno beats at 4 a.m. and you want to storm upstairs and whoop some ass.

John Travis heard a commotion outside of his apartment on Tuesday around 10 p.m. and found his upstairs neighbor and another man arguing, Fox 4 reported. Travis asked them to keep it down, a reasonable request of someone who isn't acting neighborly. Except the men turned on Travis, and their response, not so reasonable and a lot more violent.



Travis was reportedly punched and thrown down a flight of stairs. He suffered a shattered cheekbone, broken jaw, broken nose and a brain contusion. He's alive, but he's spending a lot of time in the ICU.

For this, you'd think the men would have been charged. You'd be wrong. Fox 4 spoke with Travis' girlfriend, who said police knocked on the upstairs apartment door, and when no one answered, they said that's all they could do. She hasn't seen them since.

"It upsets me that they're getting away with it," the girlfriend said.

As for Travis, it's going to take reconstructive facial surgery and wiring his jaw shut to put him back together again. 

Next time my neighbors are getting rowdy, I think I'll leave it to the cops.

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