Beating Victim Found Attackers on Facebook

The beaten pizzeria owner recognized one of his attackers as a man who played hockey with his son

By Lauren Morales
|  Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011  |  Updated 9:57 AM CDT
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A Baci Pizzeria owner beat up by five men early Sunday claims he recognized the suspects now under arrest.

He found them on his son's Facebook page.

Aaron Diaz, 20; Carlo Suarez, 17, Arlind Nikolla, 21; Mateusz Luszcek, 20; and Joseph Wolf, 19, of Elmwood Park were held on $40,000 bail Monday for aggravated battery and armed robbery charges.

The 49-year-old Northwest Side pizza owner was beaten after confronting Aaron Diaz and Carlo Suarez about harassing fellow employees at the restaurant on 3235 N. Harlem, Cook County State's Attorney's Office spokesman Andy Conklin told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The owner was punched several times in the face by all five men before they fled the scene. The owner called police while chasing the suspects and eventually caught up with the group.

According to Conklin, some of the men continued beating the owner saying, "This is what you get for messing with the wolf gang."

Recognizing Suarez as one of the teens who played hockey with his son, the victim browsed Facebook with his daughter and son, looking through Suarez's Facebook friends to identify the other men involved.

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