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.
The victim drove himself to Manatee Memorial Hospital, where he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report.