A Chicago man who went to Indiana in search for work ended up having his life changed in a way he never expected.
Elree Jones was brutally attacked shortly after stopping at a Lafayette, Ind., convenience store on a late-night beer run on Aug. 30.
“My face. I couldn’t feel it. But when I look at my arm, it really hit me,” the 34-year-old father of three recalled Wednesday from his home.
He said he was talking on the phone in the store shortly after 2 o’clock that ill-fated morning when a man walked in, walked straight toward him, and attacked with a knife he estimates was about seven inches long.
Elree Jones calls this a racial attack
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“He just slashed my face. I still had my phone in my hand. He slashed my face and I dropped the phone,” he said. “After he slashed my face, I was in shock. He kept going, so I was blocking [him]… he slashed me in my arm.
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