Dallas police are asking for the public’s help in finding whoever beat a corporate attorney so badly that he is now in a medically induced coma.
James Porter, a bartender at the Crown and Harp bar, found 39-year-old Damien Falgoust on Greenville Avenue, just north of Ross, early Friday morning.
"I called 911 and put the gentleman on his side -- he was lying on his back," Porter said. "I ran in and got some towels to put under his head."
Relatives said Falgoust was at the Knox Street Pub earlier that night. Friends saw him leave in a taxi at about 1:30 a.m. He was discovered unconscious outside the Crown and Harp 30 minutes later.
Paramedics were able to get Falgoust alert and talking at the scene.
"He was saying, 'I just want to go home. I just want to go home. I live right around the corner, and I want to go home,'" Porter said. "The firefighters were smart enough to know that he wasn't."
According to online updates posted by his sister, Falgoust is in a medically induced coma with multiple skull fractures and severe bleeding on his brain.
Dallas police said they don’t believe robbery was a motive for the attack because Falgoust still had his cellphone and wallet on him at the hospital.
Friends from the kickball team Falgoust plays on are planning a fundraiser for Sunday. They have also set up an online account to raise money for his medical care.
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