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Douglasville man viciously attacked while watering roses

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Leslie Ennis spoke exclusively with CBS46 about the attack on her friend Jack and how it has affected them.

"We're in a buddy system now. We don't go out by ourselves. We are always together the dogs are with us," said Ennis. "Until this suspect is caught I'm afraid everyone in the community is a possible risk."

On Friday Aug. 15, around 5:30 p.m., someone attacked Jack while he was watering his roses.

It happened in the area of N. Quail and MacDuff Drive off Yeager Road in Douglasville.

"I was in the upstairs office and I heard Jack scream in a way that I thought something was very wrong," said Ennis.

The suspect beat Jack with a wooden porch spindle that was unfinished and appeared new. Jack said it still had a sticker on it.

"Someone had come up behind him and asked him were Douglasville is," Ennis said.

The attack left Jack bloody and badly bruised.

"Both of his eyes were closed. He was covered in blood," said Ennis.

Douglas County Sheriff's spokesperson Lt. Glenn Daniel said investigators do not have a motive. The victim was not robbed.

"It does seem kind of odd, that he just came up and approached the victim and he is not robbed or anything of that nature," said Daniel.

Now Jack's friends and family hope someone will help police find the man who attacked him.

"We've lost our sense of peace and safety and we're in a buddy system now," said Ennis. "We don't go out by ourselves. We are always together and the dogs are with us. Until this suspect is caught I'm afraid everyone in the community is a possible risk."

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