ORLANDO, Fla. — A Central Florida man was ambushed and beaten with an aluminum baseball bat for a $1 bill in a random attack at a busy gas station.
Investigators said three men approached Nate Curtis at a Hess station gas station pump located on South Goldenrod Road in Orange County and wanted money.
“They asked me for a dollar and I said, ‘I don’t have a dollar,'” Curtis said. “Then, I was putting my wallet away and one of them had a baseball bat and hit me across the head. Another guy came out of nowhere and poured beer in my eyes and that was it, I couldn’t see because my eyes were burning.”
Curtis was then beaten by the men.”I have two fractures in my jaw, a fractured cheek bone and stitches in my chin,” Curtis said.Detectives said Curtis was randomly targeted.”These guys can victimize you just as easily as they did this gentleman,” Orange ounty sheriff’s Detective Jason Sams said.”It makes me sick that people are out there and like that,” Curtis said. “The should be behind bars. They shouldn’t be allowed out among people who just want to mind their own business and be in peace.”Curtis said the men were parked at the pump and were just looking for someone to beat up.Surveillance video captured one of the three men inside the store.Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.