Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Davie, Florida (SafeCITY) - Luke Petruschke, a 38-year-old Davie man was hospitalized and then jailed after two men beat him nearly to death for allegedly molesting a 3-year-old boy.

According to Davie Police, Petruschke had spent the night at the home of Manuel Vidal Vega, and was preparing to leave when Vega's son told him Petruschke had molested him sometime during the night.

Vega, a 27-year-old Davie resident was confronting Petruschke out in the driveway when he was joined by his 43-year-old neighbor, Krish Carter.

Investigators say the two men smashed out the windows in Petruschke's car, dragged Petruschke out and began pummeling him with fists, feet, rocks and pieces of concrete.

Officers, who had been dispatched to the home on a report of child molestation, arrived to find Petruschke hiding in a nearby wooded area and severely injured. Vega and Carter reportedly told officers that Petruschke had been in a car accident, however police determined that the evidence didn't support their claim.

Petruschke was hospitalized and placed in a medically induced coma. He has since been released and then booked into the Broward County Jail without bond on a charge of molesting a child under the age of 12.

Manuel Vega and Krish Carter were booked into the Broward County Jail without bond on charges of attempted murder.

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