The crash has left the
Officers responded to the first block of
The victim told officers that three adult men, all wearing ski masks and carrying handguns, had rushed his door and demanded money from him.
The three men stole the victim's wallet and cell phone and then assaulted him, Wilcox said.
Violent crimes like this robbery are a rare 9-1-1 call for police in the small village, he said.
"We don't see that around here very often," he said.
The victim needed medical assistance and was taken by Mad River Twp. medics to
Officers also went to the hospital to follow up with the man for their investigation, Wilcox said.
On their way back from the hospital, a deer ran out into the roadway and struck the patrol vehicle.
Debris in the car, Wilcox said, plus the impact of airbags, injured the two officers.
"They were really scraped up," he said.
Both officers didn't report to work Wednesday because of their injuries, the chief said, but are expected to be back today.
Damage to the 2015 patrol car was extensive, the chief said, with initial estimates of close to
"We'll probably have to total the car," he said.
"We try to buy new cars only every four or five years," he said.
The village will work with their insurance to try to quickly replace the damaged cruiser, Wilcox said.
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