Scott Bradford underwent his first of possibly several surgeries Friday, but he's in good spirits considering the week he had.
On Monday, he and another driver pulled over to the side of the road on 175th Street in Spanaway. Words were exchanged over a driving dispute, and that's when witnesses say the man punched and kicked Scott multiple times in the face.
Inside his hospital room at Tacoma General, Scott is surrounded by loved ones. His broken cheek bones, broken nose and broken jaw leave him unable to speak, but he's still trying to help police find his attacker by scribbling clues on a clipboard.
While Scott recovers, his son Daniel is hitting the pavement.
"Every time I see him I break down," Daniel said.
Back at the scene of the attack, Daniel goes door to door with a pen and a notebook, hoping to track down the man who caused his family so much pain.
"i'm trying to get enough stuff to where I can give it to police and they have something to go on," he said. "If I do find him before you guys, I'm bringing him in the right way."
Daniel is hoping a business in the area had surveillance cameras rolling during the attack. Nothing has turned up so far, but Daniel isn't even close to quitting.
"Everyday until he's found, I'm going to be out here," he said.
Police say the attacker is a slender black man in his 20s who stands roughly 5'8" tall. He was wearing a green and brown fleece coat at the time of the attack. Witnesses say he was driving a dark green or grey sedan, possibly a Chevrolet or Ford.
Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case. The good Samaritan who helped after the beating is also adding $500 to the reward.