Robert Triozzi Was Punched in the Face Last Night


Former Common Pleas Judge Timothy McGinty will be the new Prosecutor for Cuyahoga County. The race had been trending that way, McGinty had a truckload of cash to spend, and that's how things shook out.

Stephanie Hall made a surprising and impressive finish in second place.

Former Cleveland law director Robert Triozzi was further down the list, and his night was a double downer because he not only lost, he got sucker punched in the face by a mentally ill man.


Triozzi, 55, was greeting voters near the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Center on Lee Road just before 5 p.m. when a man sucker-punched him in the face, leaving him with a bloody nose.


"It was just a random act. These things happen. Fortunately, I'm big enough to take a punch."

The suspect didn't make a scene besides landing the knuckle sandwich, and waited around for the cops to show up.

Triozzi was like... whatever dude, did a fly land on my face? Did you feel that breeze?

Like this story?
SCENE Supporters make it possible to tell the Cleveland stories you won’t find elsewhere.
Become a supporter today.

Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
Scroll to read more Cleveland News articles

Join Cleveland Scene Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.