BOSTON (WHDH) - Emily Maynard Miller tears up when she describes the attack that left her father, Henry, with a massive gash to his head and bruises and cuts on his arms, elbows, and hands.
“It’s my dad,” she says. “I don’t know what to say.”
She says the 75-year-old, who drives for Uber, was found after he suffered a heart attack in Dorchester.
“The nurses said he was found driving Uber, that someone ripped him from his car and, at the time, I was told he was beaten and went into cardiac arrest,” she said.
Emily says she reported her father missing Wednesday when he never came home from his Uber shift the night before. She got a call from police saying a man matching her dad’s description had been rushed to the hospital.
When she got there, she couldn’t believe it.
“Just pain and desperation in his eyes,” she said.
Emily says her father’s Uber account shows Tuesday night he was headed to Codman Square in Dorchester when the ride was canceled. Police told 7News they got a call about a carjacking at around midnight that night at Washington and Dunlap streets. Emily says his car was found down the street from where the attack happened.
She’s pleading for help now to find out who is responsible.
“I’d like to find a witness, anybody that lives there — cameras, someone who can help,” she says. “I want to find these people. I want them in jail.”
Emily says her father has received thousands of Likes as an Uber driver. Now after this attack, they’ve had to set up notes in his hospital room so he can remember what day it is.
“He’s amazing,” she said. “He’s my best friend. I don’t know what I’d do without him. And I almost lost him for nothing. For a little tiny joyride.
Henry, an Army veteran, is currently receiving hospice care for a lung issue after attackers stole his medication. They also reportedly stole his wallet and phones.
Anyone interested in helping out can visit Henry’s GoFundMe page.
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