Missouri lawmaker's son beaten in random attack in Columbia, Mo - KMOV.com

Missouri lawmaker's son beaten in random attack in Columbia, Mo

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By Shawn Campbell By Shawn Campbell

COLUMBIA, Mo (KMOV.com) -- The son of a Missouri State Representative was brutally beaten in what the lawmaker says is a random attack in Columbia, Missouri.

Joel Grisamore, son of State Representative Jeff Grisamore, says two men followed him to the patio of a bar in Columbia and jumped him.

“It's heartbreaking to see any child- yours or any child go through this much pain," Representative Grisamore said.

It was not until a bystander stepped in that the two men ran off.

"The last thing he remembers is being held up by one guy against the wall and being beaten in the face by the other guy,” Grisamore said. “Then he went limp and unconscious."

Joel had to have reconstructive surgery on his face. Police are still looking for the attackers.

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