A homeless man was beaten and robbed by three other homeless people who claimed he was in their space, according to a release from Madison police.
The 33-year-old man told police he was bunked down in a business alcove in the 10 block of North Carroll Street on Sunday night when a man and two women arrived and said he was in their space. He said he was punched, slapped and kicked by all three.
When he pulled out his iPhone to call police, one of the women took it from his hand, according to police.
Witnesses helped police identify Frederick S. Burton, 54, who was arrested in the downtown area later that night. He was arrested on suspicion of battery and bail jumping.
One of the women is described as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall with a heavy build and hair worn in corn rows.