Augusta man beaten, car stolen

An Augusta man was beaten and his vehicle stolen after he gave a ride to two men, according to a police incident report.

Police found the victim lying in the road at the 2900 block of Bransford Road in Augusta semi-conscious and bleeding from the head. The victim told police he had given two unidentified males he had met at Teresa's Mexican Restaurant on Boy Scout Road a ride, but otherwise did not remember what happened.

A witness saw the two men repeatedly punch and kick the victim in the head, according to the report. The witness tried to stop the men, honked his horn and called police, but the suspects drove off in the victim's vehicle.

The victim was treated at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, the report said.

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