A Newton man who police said viciously ran down his sister's ex-boyfriend with a sport utility vehicle last month in Framingham is in hiding.
Investigators are asking for the public's help to find Juan Roberto Bascope, 20, Framingham Police spokesman Lt. Paul Shastany said.
Police say Bascope was enraged after the man told Bascope's sister to shut up at a party.
On April 5, the 27-year-old man, whom police did not identify, was walking home from a downtown party at about 4 a.m.
Near Bowditch Field, he saw a red Jeep Cherokee bearing down on him.
"He recognized (Bascope's) car and figured he wanted to fight him," said Shastany. "He turned to face the car, but the car didn't stop. He tried to run, but the Jeep struck him in the stomach, knocking him to the ground. He got up and tried to run, but the Jeep backed up, and hit him again. His arm got caught in the wheel well, and he was dragged several feet."
After the man was free of the vehicle, Bascope got out of his Jeep, hit the man in the head with a green champagne bottle and then took $280 from his wallet, the lieutenant said.
The man, who is from Framingham, did not identify his attacker that night, but did a few days later.
He said he had run into his ex-girlfriend and Bascope at a party when he got into an argument with the woman, telling her to shut up.
"This upset (Bascope), who wanted to engage him in a fight, and he decided to leave instead," Shastany said.
The man suffered several serious injuries including a broken pelvis, a ruptured abdomen, several broken ribs and many cuts and abrasions. His current condition is unknown.