Witness: Man attacks another man, beats him to the ground, uses sledgehammer

Posted at 5:30 PM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-18 21:09:15-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego Police are looking for two suspects witnesses say were part of a brutal attack where a man beat another man to the ground and hit him in the head with a sledgehammer.

Robert Kern was driving on his way to run errands around 2:45 p.m. when he saw a man with long blonde hair pulled into a ponytail, wearing a black shirt and jeans, start attacking another man.

He said the men were in the middle of the intersection of the Westbound 94 on-ramp at Kelton Road. Kern said the man punched and kicked the other man to the ground, then used a sledgehammer, hitting the man's head.

Kern said a good Samaritan stepped in and broke up the fight, that's when Kern snapped a couple photos for police and called 9-1-1.

The man who was attacked was taken to a local hospital. Inside the ambulance the man was writhing in pain. Police said he was drunk and will be released Sunday night.

Kern said the area is well known for homelessness and it's sad to see violence like that.

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the two people in the picture, if you have any information you can call anonymously at (888) 580-8477.