SAN PABLO (CBS / AP) – An East Bay city councilman said an attempt to say hello went sour when an unknown man knocked him out and later dumped him at an East Bay horse racing track.

The San Pablo City Councilman Paul Morris went to greet a tenant July 3 at a property he manages. Morris said a man suddenly burst from the door screaming “get out” and punched him.

Morris said he passed out after hitting his head on concrete.

The councilman said the next thing he remembers is waking up about 90 minutes later in the passenger seat of his Mercedes-Benz at Golden Gate Fields, a race track about five miles away.

He pushed the car’s SOS button and paramedics took him to an Oakland hospital. He was released July 5 with a slight concussion.

Richmond police are investigating, but no arrests have been made.

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