Help Bob Metzler Paid Medical Bills

Born and raised in the Frogtown area of St Paul, MN, and a 50-year resident, Bob Metzler was savagely attacked in front of the home he lives in while simply cleaning out his car.

His jaw is broken in three places, he has facial fractures, multiple teeth missing, bleeding in his head, multiple bumps and bruises, and blurry vision.  To make the potential vision issue even worse, Bob already has one glass eye from an injury in his youth.

He will be having facial reconstruction surgery soon, and will need a lot of tooth implants.

The road to recover will be slow and painful, and sounds like apple sauce and pudding will be a stable of food for the next month or two.

Bob previous employer went out of business recently, so he been out of work the past two months. He was set to start a new job next week, but obviously will not happen.

Money is already an issue due to the unexpected job loss, but with this unprovoked attack , finances will become an overwhelming financial burden very quickly.

Therefore we are asking all the kind and wonderful people of St Paul to offset the horrific rotten people of the community with a small bit of financial support for this long-time resident.

All money raised will go towards paying medical bills, and allowing him to survive until he is able to get back on his feet.

The attack happened about 6:00 PM on August 21, 2018. 5 teenagers approached him demanding money while he was cleaning out a car.  When he refused, one of them lifted their shirt, and showed a pistol in their waistband.

To prevent hampering the investigation, I am not give much more for details at this time.

Luckily, the good people of the neighborhood called 911, and he was rushed to the hospital, where they did perform a procedure to relieve bleeding around his ear.

Hopefully caring members of the community will also come forward with information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

No amount is too small... all donations will be greatly appreciated.

Sorry for what some people will feel as a graphic picture, but people need to see and understand.



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Organizer and beneficiary

Joe Metzler 
Organizer
St. Paul, MN
Robert Metzler 
Beneficiary