DJ Attacked In Fla., Eyes Cut Out
POSTED: 10:33 am EDT August 15, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville police are trying to find a man who they said attacked a disc jockey after an altercation at a bar and then cut the man's eyes out, WJXT-TV reported.
Investigators said the DJ was attacked in early July 5 near the Starlite Cafe.
Police found him in the neighborhood because someone driving by saw him lying in the street.
"(It's) heartbreaking to think something like that would happen here," said one of the DJ's former co-workers, Kir Kay.
According to a police report, the DJ had life-threatening injuries and both of his eyes were protruding from his face.
Friends of the victim told WJXT-TV the man who loved playing music in the bar now has to rely on his hearing because the attack left him blind.
"I cannot imagine what would drive somebody to do that," Kay said.
Police have been looking for 30-year-old Foster Leon, who is accused of aggravated battery in the attack.
Friends said the DJ has since moved out of state following the attack, but before he left he stopped by the bar to say goodbye.
"Very strong, very determined. I don't know what I'd do in his position. I'm proud of him. I can tell you that I'm proud of him," Kay said.