Man Charged in Assault with Sausage Links

Police are charging a Massachusetts man with assault and related crimes after an early-morning attack that involved using links of sausage as the instigating weapon.

The Enterprise reports that Michael A. Baker allegedly provoked the Brockton, Mass., sausage attack at about 8 a.m. when an unnamed victim rode past him on a bicycle.

That’s when police say Baker began whacking the passerby with sausage links. Lt. David Dickinson told the Enterprise that Baker approached the victim “and started swinging sausage links at him.”

“He said he was trying to hit him with that. The victim had no idea why,” Dickinson told the Enterprise.

The assault quickly escalated when police said Baker ditched the sausages and some other food items – all of it apparently stolen from a nearby sausage stand at the Brockton Fairgrounds – and began hitting his victim with a wrench.

After stealing some jewelry and the man’s bicycle, Baker took off but was quickly apprehended.

The victim suffered multiple cuts from the attack and had to be taken to the hospital.

Police charged Baker, 22, with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (the wrench) and other offenses.

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