By Earnest Jones  |  01-24-2018   News
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Messages of hope and support continue to flow to Erick Brown, who's known for traveling with his pet goat named Deer, after he was attacked and badly injured in his Detroit home.

The goat man says that two homeless travelers that he allowed to stay in his home bludgeoned him with a cordless drill and ordered their dog to attack him.

Brown is currently recovering at his father’s home in Kentucky. The two plan to return to Detroit on Thursday for Erick Brown to meet with doctors and have sutures removed. The two will also meet with police authorities to provide a statement Friday.

A statement made by Kevin Brown, Erick Browns' 56-year-old father says: "He's getting a little bit better every day," Kevin Brown said.

Reports from Erick Brown say that the female traveler who allegedly initiated the attack "had a nervous breakdown" as the assault began.

The couple tied him up, stole his bank card and ordered him to give them his PIN code. Brown said he gave them a fake PIN code and was able to escape from the ties when the couple left to try and access his account.

It has been confirmed by Detroit police that a report was made about the attack. Kevin Brown said he's amazed by the "amount of kind people" who have reached out to express support since the attack.

Adding that he and his son visited a hardware store near Erick Brown's home, in the area of McNichols and I-75 in Detroit, after Erick Brown was released from the hospital, and "a couple of black fellas that work there, they came up to him, and they go, 'Goat man … what did they do to you? We'll get them, we'll take care of it.'"

Although Kevin Brown said he's not looking for physical retaliation, he appreciated the sentiment.

"It almost makes me want to cry," he said Monday. "The nice people have poured out of the woodwork."

The online GoFundMe.com fundraiser, initially started by Erick Brown to raise funds to make repairs to the house he recently purchased in Detroit has been altered to also raise money for medical bills. It's raised a total of $9,125, nearly $8,000 of that since the attack. Brown hopes to convert to the headquarters for his nonprofit, the Rock Club Foundation.

Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2018/01/man_who_travels_with_pet_goat.html#incart_river_home

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