PHOENIX, AZ — Phoenix police say as many as 10 people may have been involved in the assault of a driver.
Police spokesman Tommy Thompson said Monday that investigators are searching for suspects in the Friday night attack downtown.
Authorities say 41-year-old Caesar Marin exchanged words with a pedestrian after she caused him to stop his car suddenly. She allegedly called him a homophobic slur before flicking a cigarette butt into his car.
Marin says he got out to confront her when a second woman "rushed" him.
He pushed her, causing her to fall. Witnesses say that's when several people ran out from a nearby business and kicked and hit the victim.
Marin suffered a broken nose, bruises and lacerations. Investigators are also searching for the two women.