Authorities investigate assaults in Pittsburg

“I have no idea why, I have no ideal,” said 21 year old Joshua Mize.
Mize was walking home from his cousin’s house around 3 a.m. this past Sunday.
Mize got into a car with 4 males inside.
“The rest I remember is just dark and them kicking me.”
Mize crawled his way to a home on the 200 block of Washington Street in Pittsburg.
The homeowners answered the door and immediately called 911.
“He was so scared and shaking, I’ve never seen so much blood he was just covered in it, he asked for a clean towel, and it drenched and his eye was so swollen,” said Valarie Edwards.
Pittsburg Police responded to the call and say it’s now an ongoing investigation and says at this time there is no known motive.
“We’re not sure if it’s necessarily a random act of violence certainly if it’s not a random act if would be disturbing to think that would happen,” said Major Narges, Pittsburg Police Department.
An hour later the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department responded to a similar incident south of Pittsburg on Highway 69.
The victim was taken by medical helicopter, he was reported to be in serious condition.
“We don’t have any motive currently we are working on leads right now following up on a lot of information our job it try to determine what that motive was and of course find the suspect,” said Dan Peak, Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.
Mize says he will never get in a car with a stranger again.
“Just be careful walking around I don’t want this to happen to anybody else,” said Mize.
Anyone having information relating to this crime or other crimes may report it to the Pittsburg Police or the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.