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Local FedEx driver attacked, asking for help in finding assailant

Posted at 7:06 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 23:41:01-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — WARNING: This story may contain graphic photos and video that may be disturbing to some viewers/readers.

A FedEx driver in Las Vegas was viciously attacked in broad daylight last week.

Now, Steve Hanson and his family are asking the community to help find the man who struck him, but police don't have much information on the suspect.

Hanson has worked for FedEx for nearly 35 years, and this is the first time a stranger assaulted him.

The memory and pain are still fresh, even though it’s been one week.

"It was a blow to my head. You [feel] helpless. You get anxious, you get angry, and you want to catch this guy," said Hanson.

“The guy" Hanson is referring to was the man he says threw a cement chunk at his face after dropping off a package on Feb. 7.

"It took a piece of my skin off, and a side of my forehead doesn't move - looks like he severed a nerve,” he said.

Hanson is off work while he recovers from his wound but continues to wonder why someone would randomly hurt another person.

"I thought he maybe was a disgruntled patron, who lost all kinds of money and is just mad at the world, himself," he said.

Hanson claims he was cautious of the man.

The attack happened behind the Stratosphere hotel-casino on Commerce Street and Philadelphia Avenue.

"I got past him okay. I was just ready to move forward, going to accelerate. Out of my peripheral vision, I detected motion, he took a piece a concrete size of a softball and threw it at me," Hanson said.

LVMPD’s Crime Scene Investigation team is looking into his case, and they have a description to work with.

"For that part of the city, he didn't fit in. [He’s] tall, dark, and handsome, he was well groomed. I think he had a mustache; his clothes fit him well. I would guess he was over 6-feet tall with a strong build," Hanson explained.

Hanson also said FedEx reminds its drivers to be aware of their surroundings and if they feel they're in danger, they do not have to deliver the package.

However, in this case, he was caught off guard.

FedEx told 13 Action News they are working with investigators.

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.