Man charged after assaulting hot dog stand worker on Broadway

Posted at 3:51 PM, Nov 07, 2021

EDITORS NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect the correct agency of the affidavit and to remove the victim's name.

A man was arrested after assaulting a hot dog stand worker with a metal pipe on Broadway Saturday night.

The victim said he was working a hot dog stand on Broadway when a man, later identified as Donald Patterson, approached him and struck him in he head with a metal pole from the fencing on the street, according to an affidavit from the Metro Nashville Police Department.

Emergency personnel rushed the victim to the hospital with a serious head injury. He also said the assault was unprovoked and wished to seek prosecution.

The affidavit said Patterson admitted in a recorded interview with Metro police to assaulting the man.

Patterson faces a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the attack.