Ft. Benning man attacked in McDonald's parking lot

By Lindsey Connell
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COLUMBUS, GA(WTVM) –  A trip to McDonald's turned dangerous for one Fort Benning man.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jeremy Lopez tells officers he and a friend went to the McDonald's on Macon Road early Wednesday morning.

Lopez says when they got out of the car to smoke a cigarette, they noticed a group of black men coming towards them from the parking lot of the La Quinta Inn.

Lopez's friend managed to get away, but Lopez says he was attacked by the group.  He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital and treated for bruises, cuts and abrasions to his neck, face, legs and chest.

Police are investigating the assault.

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