GIRARD - Police are investigating an assault early Tuesday morning that left a city man in critical condition.
Amos J. Gramelt, 29, of Beechwood Drive, is being treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center's intensive care unit for serious head injuries, including a fractured skull, facial fractures and bleeding on the brain, according to police.
His father, John Gramelt, said he found Amos in his bed bloodied and beaten the morning following the incident, which he said occurred at Wonder Bar on West Liberty Street.
John Gramelt believes the attack happened outside the bar following a verbal altercation with other patrons.
"My son and his group of friends were playing pool," John Gramelt said. "Someone else in the bar was throwing stuffed animals and he asked them if they could please stop. Later on, when he was leaving the bar with just his girlfriend, these guys followed him outside and that's when it happened."
According to his father, Amos Gramelt has few memories of the incident, but witnesses have helped paint a picture of exactly what happened.
"From the severity of his injuries alone, it's hard to believe that just one person caused all of it," John Gramelt said.
The victim is not sure how he drove home after the attack, his father said, but he has since been told Amos was cleaned up by others at the scene, put in his car and told to drive home.
"I knew something was off when I woke up the next morning and saw how the car was parked," John Gramelt said. "Also, he had a vet appointment for his dog that he didn't go to. That's when I went in his bedroom and found him."
His father took Amos to St. Elizabeth's after finding him, where he was informed of the severity of his injuries. Gramelt remains in the intensive care unit where his family said he is in and out of consciousness and heavily sedated.
"This was more than just an attack," John Gramelt said Wednesday night regarding his son's condition. "This was very close to being a murder. It's just not right and I want to know why it happened and why he was allowed to leave the scene in that condition."
Girard police confirmed the incident is under investigation. No arrests have been made.