A Detroit man who seems to be in love with a horned, black goat named Deer was viciously attacked and robbed in his Detroit home.
The man, identified as Erick Brown, 31, was savagely beaten with a Ryobi cordless drill, attacked by a dog, tied up, and robbed off bank cards.
Brown also revealed that the attackers posed as a couple of homeless travelers with a dog, whom he met on a Facebook ride-share page before they turned on him.
According to family and friends, Brown’s weakness lies in his unending generosity, openness, and kindness, the same traits they say endear him to so many.
Brown offered to let the couple stay at his Detroit home, which he purchased in severe disrepair several months ago near Interstate 75 and McNichols.
Brown remains reluctant to speak negatively about the attackers even after they left him for dead, tied up and bleeding profusely from several large contusions on his head and numerous dog bites, with a broken nose, cracked tooth, two black eyes, no ID, money or phone.
"I've been all across the country and met awesome people," Brown said Thursday evening, shortly after being released from a two-night hospital stay, "and sometimes they have issues, you know?
"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."
Brown was bitten numerous times, his Carhartt jacket was shredded and the dog, which seemed friendly prior to the attack, scratched his back to the point it looked like he'd been severely whipped, said Brown's 56-year-old father, Kevin Brown, who made his first-ever trip to Detroit from Newport, Kentucky to help his son after the attack.
According to Brown's father, the police have the name and Facebook account of the woman who attacked Brown, as well as a phone number the couple had been using. It’s alleged that the attackers fled Detroit and possibly the state.