Anniston police Capt. Allen George said the victim was in the parking lot of the Morris and Ray Service Station on Dooley Avenue around 11 p.m. Thursday. The victim told police he was hanging out in the parking lot with 30 people, when a man he didn’t know approached him, George said.
George said that, according to the victim's account of the incident, the suspect said the victim owed him money and told the victim, “It was time to collect.”
The suspect struck the victim twice in the face with what the victim believed was a handgun, George said.
George said the victim told police he was “heavily intoxicated,” so he went home and fell asleep after the incident. The next day, the man went to Regional Medical Center for treatment of several cuts on his face, one which required stitches, the captain said.
George said police were still investigating the assault this morning and had no suspects.
Any suspect could be charged with felony second-degree assault.
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