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Homeless man beaten over sleeping space

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Frederick Burton Frederick Burton

MADISON (WKOW) -- A 33-year-old man tells Madison police he was beaten and robbed over an outdoor sleeping space.

The victim states he was bunked down in a business alcove when a man and two women ordered him to leave, saying it was their space.  When the victim asked to be left alone, he was punched, slapped and kicked.  He pulled out his iPhone to call 911 and one of the women grabbed it from him and the suspects then left. 

Witnesses helped identify the male suspect, 54-year-old Frederick Burton, and he was arrested in the downtown area for battery and bail jumping.

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