MANATEE -- A Bradenton man early Wednesday was beaten unconscious and robbed when he went outside his home to smoke a cigarette, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The victim told deputies that sometime between 3 and 4:45 a.m., he went outside his home in the 1000 block of 35th Avenue West, and was immediately attacked by three men, according to a news release.
"The suspects began punching and kicking the victim until he fell unconscious," the report states. "He awoke to discover $20 missing from his pocket."
The man didn't remember anything the attackers might have said to him, according to the sheriff's office.
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The victim drove himself to Manatee Memorial Hospital, where he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report.