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Man Wins Lottery, Beaten and Robbed at Local Bar
COLUMBUS (Kellie Hanna) -- A man is in the hospital recovering, after he says he was brutally beaten and robbed.
The 57 year-old is now fighting back and wants the men behind the crime to be arrested and put behind bars.
David Williams is in fair condition at Grant Medical Center.
He says he recently won some money from a local bar, and when he went to pick it up, a guy asked him for a ride home. That's when he was beaten.
"I thought the guy was going to kill me. I truly thought I was going to die right there," Williams said.
Williams can hardly talk. "You don't want to ever feel nothing like this. No one should have to feel this kind of abuse," Williams said.
That abuse, Williams says, started after leaving the Keg Room, a bar on West Broad Street.
He won $2,600 from the bar Wednesday and came to pick up his winnings this past weekend.
When the place closed, a stranger asked him for a favor. "This guy was talking about (how) he had to walk home and I said 'it's raining. I'll give you a ride," Williams said.
So he gave him that ride, about two miles down the road, to Evergreen Terrace. "As soon as he got out the car, this other guy jumped in. He went the wailing on me," Williams said.
Williams says he begged for his life. The man finally let up and turned his attention elsewhere. "He says 'where's your money at?' I said 'in my pocket.' He got off with about $160. But, he beat the living crap out of me to get it."
Williams says he thinks the man from the bar and his attacker knew each other and planned the whole thing.
He has broken bones in his face, missing teeth and stitches, all for a favor. "You try to do something for someone to help them out and this is what you get," Williams said.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crime. If you have any information about it, you're asked to give them a call at (614) 525-3310.
Williams tells ABC 6/FOX 28 he could be released from the hospital Monday.