Dallas, TX — A corporate attorney was beaten so badly that he had to be placed in a medically induced coma, and Dallas police are now asking for the public’s help to find the person who did it.
James Porter, a bartender at the Crown and Harp bar, found Damien Falgoust on Greenville Avenue early Friday morning.
“I called 911 and put the gentleman on his side — he was lying on his back,” Porter said. “I ran in and got some towels to put under his head.”
Relatives said the 39-year-old was at the Knox Street Pub earlier that night, and friends said they saw him leave in a taxi at about 1:30 am. Falgoust was found unconscious outside the Crown and Harp half an hour later.
Paramedics were able to get him alert and talking at the scene.
“He was saying, ‘I just want to go home. I just want to go home. I live right around the corner, and I want to go home,” Porter said. “The firefighters were smart enough to know that he wasn’t.”
Falgoust’s sister posted updates about her brother’s condition online and said that he was in a medically induced coma at Baylor University Medical Center with multiple skull fractures and severe bleeding on his brain.
Police don’t believe robbery was a motive for the attack because Falgoust still had his cell phone and wallet on him when he got to the hospital.
Friends from the kickball team Falgoust plays on are planning a fundraiser for his medical expenses for Sunday. They have also set up an online account to raise money for his recovery. So far, they have received over $3,100 in donations.