Police: Naperville Man Punches, Breaks Man's Nose in Hummer Park
The man also required 18 stitches in his mouth after what he told police was an unprovoked attack.
A Naperville man punched another man in the face, breaking his nose, around 10:10 p.m. Sunday in Hummer Park, 4833 Fairview Ave., Downers Grove police said.
Police said they found the victim in the pavilion, bleeding profusely from the mouth and unsure if at any point he had been knocked unconscious.
The victim said repeatedly he didn’t know why Henry Papushak, 30, of the 800 block of Baumont Drive in Naperville, punched him, police said. Papushak had been drinking beer throughout the day, the victim told police.
Papushak had a female companion who said they had been at the Fairview train depot earlier in the day when he said he needed to “take care of some business” in the park, police said. Ten to 15 minutes later, he returned to the depot with a mark on his hand, police said.
Police said Papushak was drunk but cooperative when they found him at the depot with a bloody mark on his right knuckle.
In addition to the broken nose, the victim had a cut in his mouth that required 18 stitches, police said. He also told police that his neck hurt and he had a headache.
Papushak was charged with two counts of battery.