Man sucker punched in East Village during medical pot delivery

Posted at 2:44 PM, Jun 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-24 17:46:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Rick Reynolds is appealing to the public to help track down the man who sucker punched him.

Reynolds, who works for a medical marijuana delivery service, was preparing to make a delivery around 5 p.m. on June 13th. He was standing at the corner of 15th and Imperial when he says someone came from behind and sucker punched him. 

He woke up in the ICU some 8 hours later in terrible pain. 

His eye socket and nose were broken, while his jaw and chin were shattered in 7 different places.

Witnesses say a muscular man in his 30s - possibly homeless - walked up to him with something resembling brass knuckles and knocked him out. 

The man tried to grab Reynolds’ bag, but bystanders scared him off.

Reynolds started delivering more than 5 years ago, leaving a successful career as a chef. Medical marijuana had helped his wife, after seizures and a slow-spreading brain cancer put her in a coma for a year. 

Despite the violent attack, Reynolds remains a passionate advocate and vows to “continue his work to provide access for patients in need.”

A Gofundme campaign has been set up to help with his expenses.