A Chesterfield man said he was attacked with a bat in his own driveway and says he has no idea why. Now, police say they need help catching the person who did it.
The victim said he was headed to work when he heard a rustling in the brush. He said he thought it was an animal, but when he turned around he said he was attacked by a person with a bat.
From the first hit the victim said he felt dizzy. He only remembers the sound of metal hitting his skull and he said, in that moment, he knew he was in a fight for his life.
He said his attacker hit him several more times in the head, never saying a word. He tried to run away while fighting off his attacker but kept falling because of his injuries.
When he finally made it to the yard, he said his attacker ran away and the victim ran to the neighbor for help.
"Bleeding around his face, down his neck, he's bleeding everywhere," said neighbor Jerome Olivier.
The victim went to Chippenham Hospital where he needed 23 staples. He also had a fractured nose and battered ear.
"There was no statement made, there was no attempt to take anything from the suspect, there was no demand made," said Lt. Randy Horowitz. "Our victim isn't aware of anyone who wishes him ill will so we have no lead as to who would have wanted to do this to him."
It happened around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday night on Jessup Pond Lane in Jessup Meadows.
Police say they think this is an isolated incident, but if you saw anything suspicious in the Jessup Meadows area on Tuesday night, please call Crime Stoppers at 804-748-0660.
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