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Man assaulted in Hyde Park while coming home from work

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Justin Richardson was attacked in his driveway as he was coming home from work. (KCTV/Nathan Vickers) Justin Richardson was attacked in his driveway as he was coming home from work. (KCTV/Nathan Vickers)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Hyde Park man is recovering after being attacked on his way home from work overnight.

Justin Richardson is sore, resting, covered in bruises, and has had stitches.

"It hurts to breathe and lay down anywhere but on my back," he said.

Meanwhile, police are looking for the men who jumped him early on Saturday morning.

Richardson was coming home from his bartending job a little after 3 a.m. when a group of men approached him as he pulled into his driveway and asked him for the time as he was getting things out of his car.

He said the last thing he remembered is looking down at his phone to check the time for them.

He woke up in his driveway bleeding. He said they took his wallet, phone, and 2005 black Toyota RAV4.

When Richardson regained consciousness, he went inside to tell his wife Stephanie.

"I tried to calm him down and sit him down and piece together what happened," Stephanie Richardson explained.

She called an ambulance and he spent the night in the hospital.

A home on his street caught the group on surveillance video approaching his house, just before they attacked him.

Richardson said he has never felt threatened going home late before now.

“There's a lot of times I've come home late between 2 and 3 in the morning,” he said. “It's never been an issue. Lots of times there's people out walking their dogs at that time. I've never thought I should be worried about anything.”

Richardson and his wife want others in the neighborhood to stay alert to prevent another attack. 

"Hopefully with more exposure, we can figure out what those kids are doing, if they're repeating those actions other places," he said.

Stephanie Richardson said, "I want others here, other women especially, to stay alert and know what's happening."

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