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Photos Lead To Arrest In Wayne Gentleman's Club Assault

Matthew Matturro is the man in the surveillance photos, Wayne police said. Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Wayne PD
Surveillance images. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Wayne PD

WAYNE, N.J. -- Surveillance photos blasted on various media led to the arrest of a 19-year-old man who Wayne police said knocked an innocent victim unconscious outside a gentleman's club six months ago, authorities announced Wednesday.

Matthew Matturro of North Caldwell was charged with aggravated assault and endangering an injured or otherwise helpless victim.

The victim had approached Matturro and two people he was with and asked for a cigarette outside Lace around 1:30 a.m. last Nov. 14, Capt. Laurence Martin said.

Matturro then punched him in the face, hit him again as he was going down and then once more while he was on the ground, unconscious, the captain said. Then they all took off, he said.

Officers found the victim "with his head split open, bleeding and going in and out of consciousness," Martin said.

The Wayne Volunteer Memorial First Aid Squad tended to the victim and took him to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, he said.

Matturro and his companions apparently used fake IDs, the captain said.

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