Hinckley Driving Instructor Beaten on Morning Stroll
Dwaine Palmer, 64, has lived and worked in Hinckley his whole life, so his wife says she is “shocked” that he was the victim of a malicious beating Sunday morning while taking his dog on their daily morning walk .
Palmer is in the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale where he is scheduled for surgery Tuesday for the injuries sustained after the attack. His wife, Barbara, tells Red Rock Radio her husband will undergo extensive surgery which could take up to five hours, and his mouth may be wired shut for several weeks.
Barbara Palmer talks about her husband’s injuries:
Palmer went for a walk with his dog around 6:30 a.m. Sunday when a car pulled up and a group of men asked him for a cigarette. Palmer told the men he does not smoke and the car drove away. Barbara Palmer said the car then pull around the back of a building, the men jumped across the street, and began beating her husband, including kicking him in the head .
Dwaine Palmer has worked as a driving instructor for 42-years and his wife says the most difficult part is trying to understand why her husband was targeted.
No arrests have been made in the case. Anyone with information can contact the Pine County Sheriff’s Office at 320-629-8380.