At around 2 am this morning [Saturday], I was walking home, relatively sober but listening to my headphones, when i was assaulted and pistol whipped by some dude at Lanier Place NW and Quarry Place NW, right above the intersection of Lanier and Harvard. Dude jumped out in front of me, started swinging fists at me, and I started to fight back and he backed up and pulled a small semi-automatic handgun (very small, like a derringer or a 2-shot). As he raised it up to me, I froze, and apparently someone coming up the street had startled him, so he bashed me in the face with it and took off running. It wasn’t apparent to me that he wanted my property at first, nor was he brandishing a gun at first. I ended up getting five stitches to the face. Use caution people. This heat is making people crazy.
Ed. Note: Please never walk home late at night with headphones on or talking on the phone.