He tried to stand up for a friend. He ended up falling down with a serious and nearly deadly head wound. FOX 47's Marcus Dash talked with him about the attack.
It was around 8:30 pm on Wednesday, June 13th when Christopher Johnston confronted a group of kids he believed had stolen his friend's bike on Williams Street in Jackson.
"Why are you on my friend's bike? He was like what do you mean we just bought it, so I put my hands on the bars," said Christopher Johnston.
The kids claimed they'd bought the bike, then started throwing punches.
Johnston says he started to swing the bikes in hopes that the kids would go away until he felt something
"It kinda felt like a baseball bat hit my head," said Johnston.
It was actually a piece of asphalt and the damage was immediate.
He heard the kids say, "he's leaking, he's leaking" as they ran off.
"I went dizzy, everything turned black, I noticed blood was leaking out of my head like real bad," said Johnston.
As blood dripped down his head, Johnston was taken to the hospital.
Doctors had a hard time dealing with his wound.
"Real bad concussion, broken skull, and I still have asphalt in my head they couldn't get it out, they didn't want to damage anything," said Johnston.
Doctors told him he was lucky he only had 3 staples to his head because it could have been his life.
"If I had 2 to 3 pounds more pressure I woulda been dead, I would have dropped," said Johnston.
Johnston wants fellow bike riders to take notice of what happened to him. He says to be careful and to always keep your head on a swivel.
Jackson police are investigating the incident. They haven't identified any of the attackers yet.