Reward increased for suspects in mauling of Pinoy in Atlanta
Friends of mauling victim Mark Calub have raised the reward to $5,000 for any successful tip that would lead to the men who beat up the Filipino in a suburb in Atlanta last month, a report on Fox 5 said.
The initial reward of $2,000 was increased weeks after Calub was put on life support, the result of the mauling he and two of his friends suffered from three unknown men while they were waiting for their ride on the wee hours of April 22.
A report on WSBTV said Calub flew in from California to visit Atlanta for the first time on the day of the attack, when he and his friends were assaulted near the bars along Edgewood Avenue around 3 a.m. on April 22.
Atlanta police released CCTV footage of the incident. They believe the suspects fled immediately after the attack in a dark-colored Nissan Armada.
A report on Atlanta Journal-Constitution said Calub's family and friends are urging witnesses to come forward to help shed light on the incident. They are also holding a fundraising for his hospital bills.
"Mark was visiting a friend in Atlanta for the first time, and out of nowhere he and his friends were attacked as they walked down the street. What was supposed to be an enjoyable and memorable trip turned into a nightmare, and Mark is now in critical condition far away from home," the fundraising page read.
"Mark again. We're so heartbroken that anyone would do this to him. He is always full of life and an awesome person to be around. If anyone knows anything about this attack, please contact the Atlanta Police Department." —KBK, GMA News