Police said a man was punched and kicked in the head by thief trying to steal $20 from him on a Shadyside street.
Investigators said the incident happened on Ellsworth Avenue around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Police said a man, likely in his teens, asked the victim if he had change for a $20 bill . Witnesses at a nearby coffee shop said that's when the teen began beating the victim.
"He had blood coming out of his mouth, his nose, his eyes. He couldn't really speak at all and thank God there was a nurse coming up the street who rolled him over to help him breathe and everything," said witness Sheppard Gladstone.
Witnesses at the coffee shop said they chased the thief, be he was able to get away.
There is no word on the victim's name or condition. So far, no arrests have been made.