Suspect released on bail accused of second attack

Manoa attack victim

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A man was brutally beaten Wednesday afternoon and his father says the attacker needs to be locked up.

The suspect is also accused of pouring vodka on another man, then threatening to set him on fire.

The incident involving vodka was just four days ago.

On Wednesday, 24-year-old Jamal Morris was a no-show in court for his preliminary hearing in that case and instead apparently attacked someone else.

Banged-up, bruised, and with bite marks on his head, 30-year-old Maseeh Ganjali is lying in a hospital bed after a random attack by a man he never knew, but offered to give a ride.

“My son was giving him a ride and he told me by University and King. His car was in gear and he had his seat belt on and started attacking him, he was trying to pull his eyes out started biting his head and biting really hard.” John Ganjali said.

His son’s alleged attacker is Morris.

Police arrested him for third-degree assault Wednesday afternoon, just a block from where Maseeh works at FedEx.

It’s Morris’ second run-in with police on that same street.

Four days ago, Morris was arrested for terroristic threatening.

In that mug shot, he had more hair and grimaced for the camera.

Court records say Morris poured vodka on a man performing at Da Spot restaurant and tried to ignite the liquid with a lighter. He also made threats like, “I’m gonna get you on fire” and “I’m gonna kill you.”

Another witness also heard Morris say, “You put magic on me.”

“Can’t comprehend authorities allow someone to that extent to be out there and hurt other citizens,” Ganjali said.

Prosecutors say that’s how the system works.

Morris was not in custody from Saturday’s incident because he posted $2,000 bail, which prosecutors say is a high amount for misdemeanor terroristic threatening.

“Unreal, this gentlemen does not belong out there and needs to be locked down or needs medical attention I have no idea,” said Ganjali. “Otherwise he will go hurt someone else.”

Morris is in police custody as of Wednesday night.

His bail for the assault charge was set at $1,000.

Police are investigating a motive for the alleged attack.

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