Man faces long recovery as Auburn police probe Memorial Day weekend assault case

2013-06-11T15:45:00Z 2014-06-30T19:08:35Z Man faces long recovery as Auburn police probe Memorial Day weekend assault caseGreg Mason | Auburn Citizen
June 11, 2013 3:45 pm  • 

AUBURN | A police investigation is under way concerning an alleged downtown assault that put an out-of-town man in the hospital Memorial Day weekend and has kept him from returning home, according to the Auburn Police Department.

Police said the incident occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 25 in the parking lot of Angelo's Pizza, 33 E. Genesee St., Auburn. Shane Maneri, 42, of Atlanta, Ga., called the police from a different location and said that he had been attacked by several different people in the parking lot, police said.

Police said several interviews have been conducted but the investigation has not yet been resolved.

"There are conflicting statements as to what has transpired," said Capt. David Delfavero of the Auburn Police Department.

As a result of the incident, Maneri suffered a broken tibia in his right leg as well as several bruises across his face and neck. He is currently at his mother's house near Auburn, his hometown, recovering from trauma surgery.

Maneri and his family said they did not want to disclose any specific details of the incident to prevent jeopardizing the current police investigation.

Members of Maneri's family have started a fundraising campaign on the website Indiegogo called "A Little Love for Shane" to cover Maneri's medical costs from his injuries. The website reiterates what Maneri alleged to the police, saying he was "brutally attacked" by different individuals in Angelo's parking lot, a place Maneri said he has visited since he was 15.

Maneri came to Auburn May 20 both to visit his family during Memorial Day weekend and to complete the process of obtaining health insurance. Maneri said he would have been cleared by Blue Cross Blue Shield for insurance once his herniated discs were healed. He had an MRI done on his herniated discs on Friday, May 24, at the Auburn Diagnostic Imaging Center, just hours before the incident.

Maneri said he was denied surgical treatment on his leg several times after the incident occurred due to his lack of health insurance. He eventually received treatment at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester on May 30 and was discharged on June 3.

Now Maneri is recovering, practically immobile and unable to work at his job as a self-employed real estate, health and life insurance agent. He and his family said they have not yet been billed for medical expenses as of Monday, but Maneri is currently living without income due to his condition.

Maneri's mother, Sherry Garr, said the family has recently applied for crime victim benefits and are currently awaiting further details on the investigation.

Staff writer Greg Mason can be reached at 282-2239 or Follow him on Twitter @CitizenMason.

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  1. movedsouth
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    movedsouth - June 12, 2013 7:14 pm
    33 E Genesee st shows up as Cole muffler on the county real estate site. He had an MRI done hours before and was in that parking lot at 2:45 AM? I wish him well, but something doesn't sound right.
  2. movedsouth
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    movedsouth - June 12, 2013 3:22 pm
    You cannot possibly believe that! With socialized medicine EVERYONE pays income taxes, NOT just half of us. If you believe in socialized medicine you believe in all paying income taxes. Again WHO do YOU expect to pay for it? It's time for for the freeloaders to get on board.
  3. CoryD
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    CoryD - June 12, 2013 10:07 am
    because, as a society for some reason we still believe in trickle down economics, even though it's been proven repeatedly not to.
  4. CoryD
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    CoryD - June 12, 2013 10:04 am
    it's cheaper than what we're doing now.
  5. patchwork
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    patchwork - June 12, 2013 7:16 am
    I hope Shane has a speedy and full recovery and also believe that the police will get to the bottom of this brutal attack. That aside another issue pops up. That parking lot where the crime was committed is off the tax rolls which brings up other questions. Why does a parking lot have a PILOT? Since the limited resources of the APD are being used and those of the DA's office, we, the taxpayers, are paying to uphold the law on that property while the property is exempt for some crazy reason. This is just another example where property owners who don't pay get the same services as the rest of us and another reason why the city is going broke. A parking lot, on a PILOT agreement, seriously? How many jobs did that move create?
  6. movedsouth
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    movedsouth - June 11, 2013 8:42 pm
    And socialized medicine would also cause all sorts of issues, like WHO is going to pay for it.
  7. CoryD
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    CoryD - June 11, 2013 4:30 pm
    Sad that the man was beaten up, however it's even more sad that this "great" country can't get together and realize that socialized medicine would solve all sorts of issues such as this one, instead, we continue to make the heads of health "insurance" companies billionaires while the rest of us suffer.
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