Published: May 23, 2013 6:03 PM EDT
Updated: May 23, 2013 6:40 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County deputies are investigating a brutal attack outside of a mobile home in the Tice area.

Barry Smith says someone knocked on the window around 11:00 last night. When he went to the door, he said the man waiting on the other side, attacked him.

"He pulled out a nightstick, not a nightstick, but a piece of metal and hit me over the head about four or five times. I ended up with 22 stitches. Plus, I'm all bruised up and my skin is peeled back and everything else on my arms," Smith said.

Smith said his friends called 911 and the suspect got away.