A father-to-be is urging the public to help find the coward who violently punched him inside a hotel bathroom and left him fighting for his life.
Adam Whetstone, 32, had been attending a music concert at the Bridgeway Hotel in Adelaide last month, before being brutally assaulted.
He spent several days in intensive care, and has been left with expensive medical bills.
Adam Whetstone, 32 (pictured), had been attending a music concert at the Bridgeway Hotel in Adelaide last month, before being brutally assaulted
Mr Whetstone told 9News Adelaide that he was left with no memory of the incident and has relied on details from witnesses to try and piece together the exact events of that night.
‘As I’ve gone into the toilet, the door has hit into someone else,’ Mr Whetstone said.
The incident prompted another man to approach him.
‘I’ve tried to laugh it off as a joke, but he said ‘do you think this is funny?’
Mr Whetstone said he replied to his assailant: ‘I said something like ‘you don’t need to arc up’ and he’s just turned around and king-hit me.’
Mr Whetstone (pictured) told 9News Adelaide he was left with no memory of the incident and has relied on details from witnesses to try and piece together the exact events of that night
With Mr Whetstone lying unconscious and face down on the bathroom floor, the offender filmed and mocked him before posting it on social media a short time later.
‘Wanna get slapped down on the floor, way to talk s*** cuz, get slapped out,’ can be heard in the video.
The injuries sustained by Mr Whetstone left him in intensive care with fluid on the lungs and serious head injuries.
‘I had swelling on the brain, a fractured nose, and a busted-up, swollen face,’ Mr Whetstone said.
It had been the first time in years that he had gone out and now Mr Whetstone says he does not want to go out again.
The attack was believed to be only one of several violent altercations at the hotel that night.
No one has been charged over the incident.
Anyone who may have been at the venue and saw the incident is being urged to contact South Australia Police.