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Man in construction gear attacks Kearny Mesa gas station customer

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 20:53:27-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Surveillance footage captured a man attacking a gas station customer in Kearny Mesa before fleeing.

A 54-year-old man was paying for his coffee at the Mobil station at 8380 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. on Saturday just after 3 p.m., when the suspect began speaking to the man. Police said the suspect was not making any sense when he was speaking to the victim.

Then for no reason, the man pulled a small wooden bat from a tool bag and began to hit the victim on the back of his head. He fled from the business, running southbound on Kearny Mesa Road, police say.

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The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a concussion, cut to his head, and broken finger.

Police said the suspect was wearing a yellow construction helmet, black hooded sweatshirt with a yellow reflective vest over it, work gloves, dark pants, and work boots. He was holding a "Milwaukee" brand tool bag.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 30s, with thin build, and a brown and red beard.

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If anyone has any information, they're asked to call San Diego Police at 858-495-7957 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.