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Victim Speaks Out After Vicious New Year’s Eve Attack

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A brutal attack left a man with broken facial bones and severe injuries and it happened within a crowd of more than 100 police officers and thousands of on-lookers.

On New Year's Eve 2013 Bobby Lewis and his cousin came to downtown Nashville to celebrate. He said while walking down to the Bash on Broadway they were approached by 4 or 5 men and attacked.

"They kind of ran up on us and next thing you know they are in a confrontation with us and I am like, 'just take our phones guys, just leave us alone," Lewis explained.

Bobby was knocked unconscious in the attack with a number of broken bones on the right side of his face. The 25-year-old regained consciousness inside an ambulance.

"I'm like, 'well you can just drop me off because I'm fine,' and they are like, 'no, you see that blood there,' I look down and my shirt is covered in blood and he is like, 'that is from you," he said.

Metro Police said they take pride in how safe the New Year's Eve celebration is for thousands of people and they are taking this attack personally. Detective Sergeant Tony Blackburn with Metro Police said someone called 911 for Bobby and his cousin and he believes more witnesses saw what happened.

"So, we are hoping someone saw this and will come forward with the information to help us," said Sergeant Blackburn.

Police say the attackers took two phones as well was a credit card and car keys. Officials were not able to track who called 911, only the location the call was made. Detectives say they are getting information to try to track down those involved in this case, but they still need more help.

Anyone with information on the crime was asked to call Crime Stopper at 74-CRIME.

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