Baltimore Sun Lacrosse Editor Robbed, Beaten
Family and friends of a lacrosse media member who was robbed, carjacked and badly beaten last week in Baltimore have launched an online fundraising drive to help pay for his medical costs.
Jon Fogg, the lacrosse editor at The Baltimore Sun, suffered six skull fractures and broken bones in both hands. He also lost several teeth in the assault, which occurred in the early morning hours Jan. 14. As of Monday morning, three days after a relative started the page "Please Help Jon Fogg Recover" on GoFundMe.com, the campaign had raised nearly $12,000. The original goal was $1,000.
According to media and police reports, Fogg, also a slot editor for The Baltimore Sun, parked his car in Baltimore's Canton neighborhood upon returning home from work after midnight. He turned back toward the car after realizing he had forgotten his cell phone. About half a block from his car, a man approached him and asked for a cigarette. When Fogg told the man he did not smoke, the man gestured toward his jacket as if he had a gun. Fogg offered the man his wallet, but was thrown to the ground and robbed of his laptop and car keys. The man then hit him in the head with a brick and fled.
Fogg, 30, was hospitalized for two days and still requires significant medical attention, according to the GoFundMe.com campaign, which has raised its goal to $13,000. Click here to donate.