(CBS) – He was beaten so severely with a bat he went into a coma.
Now, for the first time, that victim is speaking out about what happened and the search for suspect, who is still out there.READ MORE: COVID Test Confusion After Suburban Family Believes They Got False Result from University Of Illinois SHIELD Program
CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
Dennis Tisdale and his wife are retracing the painful steps of his attack. He still bears the scar where a guy hit him with a bat so hard surgeons had to replace part of his skull with a plate.
“This whole spot here was all crushed and fractured and shattered,” he explains.READ MORE: Chicago God Star Families Memorial Lights Tree For Those Who Fallen Military And Their Families
It was March 3. The Tisdales had just left Windsor Tavern. They were walking in the street near Sunnyside and Laramie to avoid icy sidewalks when the mirror of a passing vehicle struck Dennis.
“The guy just hit me, so I turned around and looked at him and they slammed their brakes on about 20 feet ahead, and he jumped out with a bat and started screaming at us,” he says.
Police released a sketch of the man the Tisdales think launched the attack. But in almost two months, there has been no arrest.
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“Please turn them in. There’s no reason for him to do this to someone else. He could really hurt someone or kill someone,” Dennis Tisdale says.