A Detroit man known for traveling around in an old, converted school bus with his pet goat Deer and for spreading the message of love was robbed and brutally attacked in his Detroit home on Tuesday. Erick Brown, 31, was trying to help out two homeless people and their dog, MLive reports.
Instead, the pair allegedly beat Brown with a Ryobi cordless drill. He was tied up and his bank cards were stolen. According to reports, the suspects also ordered their dog to attack the good Samaritan.
Brown met the two on the internet, on a Facebook ride-share page. He offered the couple a place to stay.
Friends and family told media outlets that Brown is generous and kind to a fault.
"I've been all across the country and met awesome people and sometimes they have issues, you know?” Brown told MLive on Thursday after spending two nights in the hospital following the attack. "And I guess these people were dealing with a lot of issues in their lives, and for whatever reason, they couldn't get over them."
He said that after three nights of staying in his home, the couple began complaining about its upkeep.
"I'm trying to help them, and then all of the sudden, the lady has a nervous breakdown," Brown said. "She started picking up anything she could and started hitting me with it."
His friend Arjen Bosma called 911 when he found Brown on his doorstep, bloodied and desperate for help.
"His head was totally just bloody, his whole front to back; he just looked like someone just beat the sh** out of him and I immediately turned everything off and just started getting information from him and writing it down for the police," said Bosma, according to MLive.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Brown with his recovery. Police are still searching for the man and woman behind the savage attack.
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