3 people randomly attacked outside Broadway hotel

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DENVER -- A date night downtown took a violent turn for a couple from Lakewood when they were beaten unconscious by a group of strangers looking to cause problems.

Cody Schuyler and his fiancee Jacquie Jo Billings were walking to their car around 2 a.m. Saturday when they saw three men throwing another man through the front window of the 11th Avenue Hotel and Hostel on Broadway.

"We spoke up and said, 'Whoa! What are you doing?" Schuyler said.

That's when the violence escalated. The men grabbed Schuyler and slammed him into the concrete.

"I saw his head shoved into the brick wall and his glasses go, just split in two, and I started yelling," Billings said.

The men then began to kick Schuyler until he was knocked out.

"When they were kicking him they were laughing over and over. It was so disturbing," Billings said.

When Billings tried to intervene, the men turned on her.

"One of them held me back and the other just hit me in the face as hard as he possibly could. Then I blacked out," Billings said.

When Billings came to, she was surrounded by police.

Chris Nelson is the owner of the 11th Avenue Hotel and Hostel. His security guard finally scared the men away after helping the man who crashed through the window.

"He didn't know them either," Nelson said. "He was bleeding profusely. Every time his heart would beat the blood would come pouring out of his arm so he had a busted artery in the lower part of his arm."

The attackers remain on the loose and their motive is a mystery.

"We still have our phones, our credit cards, our money. They weren't out to mug us. They were out to be violent and hurt people," Billings said.

The men are described as being in their early 20s and tall. The victims say they are between 6-foot-2 and 6-foot-4. Two of the men are white, the other is black.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Denver Police Department.

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