MPD: Homeless man with broken bones allegedly beaten over camping spot

Madison police squad car

MADISON, Wis. — A homeless man with broken bones was allegedly beaten over a camping spot in Madison on Thursday morning.

According to the incident report, staff from a nearby business called police at about 7:40 a.m. after the bloodied victim entered the building.

The 53-year-old man told officials he was “beaten into unconsciousness” after getting into a confrontation with another man over a camping spot that was near the 4700 block of Lien Road.

Police said the man suffered two broken orbital bones, a broken nose, a brain bleed and needed sutures for cuts to his forehead and under an eye.

The victim described the man who beat him as being in his 20s, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, with short dark hair and a goatee.