Three men told the they fled for their lives after they were menaced by a knife-wielding bandit.
The trio was walking down an alley near Scribner Street about 7 p.m. Thursday when they were confronted by two other men.
One of these two demanded money the other three that they apparently didn't have, police said. He then pulled a switchblade and chased them down the alley.
One of the men fell down and his pursuer set upon him, punching him in the eye.
He also turned out the fallen man's pockets but didn't take anything, police said.