Police are looking into a bizarre crime.
A man is beaten then shot in each foot in the middle of the night on the city's south east side.
What's even more startling is after this man was violently assaulted in the dark, he wasn't found until nearly five hours later.
Meaning he was lying wounded and unconscious, until a stranger walking by saw him and called 9-1-1.
The victim, had been sleeping on the porch of what police believe was a vacant house.
He was then awoken by the suspect, who was claiming items were missing, before starting to violently attack the victim, ultimately knocking him out.
The police had actually been called to that same street, hours earlier, around 11 p.m. for a shots fired call.
But were not given a street address and did not see the victim lying in the dark.
The victim was not found until 3:30 a.m. by a woman walking down the street.
"Who knows how long he could have laid there," said Sgt. Anna Gray, public information officer with the Evansville Police Department. "But it it is good she came along when she did. I mean three to four hours laying with injuries. That's a very long time to be there without any help."
The victim suffered lacerations to his face and was transported to Deaconess Midtown.
No word yet on if he has been released from the hospital.
The victim tells police he did not recognize the suspect and could not give them details on their appearance.
Officers ask anyone who may have heard or saw anything to contact them with more information.