Police said victim told them nothing was taken
Wakefield police are investigating after a man said he was assaulted when he stopped his car to help someone else.
"So, he pulled over to assist the driver, and he was struck by something that rendered him unconscious," said Lt. Mark O'Brien.
Police said the man doesn't know what he was hit with, but he told them he was unconscious for at least an hour. Investigators said the incident is particularly unusual because the victim said nothing was taken.
"He awoke in front of his vehicle, and the other vehicle was gone," O'Brien said. "He went home and called police."
Family members told News 9 the victim, 24-year-old Michael Paquette, is member of the National Guard who was on his way to training.
Paquette said he was driving on Fellows Road in Wakefield when he saw a broken-down car on the side of the road and thought the other driver was someone from school.
"When I stopped I realized I didn't know the person, but since I already stopped I offered to help anyway," Paquette said.
While helping the man change his tire, Paquette said the man made a comment and then hit him.
"I turned to ask him what he said and then he must of hit me with something because that's all I remember," Paquette said.