Ed Forry, the 69-year-old founder of the Dorchester Reporter, was attacked from behind and robbed on Sunday evening in Dorchester Park, The Boston Globe reported.
According to the report, Forry told police that his attacker choked him until he passed out before taking his wallet.
He estimated that he lost consciousness within eight seconds and fell to the ground. “It was just instantaneous,” Forry said. He said he never saw his attacker and does not know whether it was a man or a woman.
Forry said he believes he regained consciousness within 30 seconds to five minutes and found himself coming to, as if waking from sleep, he said.
The robber took Forry’s wallet, which contained $40 or $50 in cash, but some credit cards he had were recovered, he said.
You can read the full Boston Globe report here.