Corpus Christi Man Attacked While Walking Down Sidewalk
(KCEN) -- In Corpus Christi, what started as a sidewalk confrontation ended with life-threatening injuries for a 25-year-old man.
Surveillance video shows a man intentionally bump into Erik Schwirtlich while he's walking down the street.
Schwirtlich gets off the phone and talks to the suspects for less than 30 seconds when one of them takes the first swing.
Police say Schwirtlich was unconscious when he hit the ground and hit his head on the pavement.
Then the suspects walked away.
Don Schwirtlich, the victim's father, said, "I said, 'Be careful Erik,' like I always tell him every night that he goes out. And he said, 'You got it Dad,' and then he took off. Cut to the next time I saw him he was going into surgery."
The victim's father also says Erik is now able to get up out of bed, but only with the help of a walker.