Assault victim covered in blood in Dawson Creek parking lot – mistaken for carjacker
DAWSON CREEK -- An assault victim covered in blood was mistaken for a carjacker in the Canadian Tire parking lot in Dawson Creek.
The incident happened on Monday around 8:30pm
The Dawson Creek RCMP said the victim was an oil and gas employee.
He was staying at a nearby hotel with a co worker when they got into a heated argument.
The argument escalated and one of the men struck the other in the head with an unknown weapon.
The victim suffered a large cut on his scalp.
The man escaped and ran to the Canadian Tire parking lot looking for help.
He opened a car door and approached a driver who thought the victim was a carjacker.
Shortly afterwards, the man was rushed to hospital by ambulance.
He received over 20 staples in his head.
The investigation into the alleged assault is ongoing.