Not everyone would be able to look on the bright side after a random act of violence, but 27-year-old Jamie McDonald is just thankful he has his "man bag" back following a New Year's Eve attack at a Banff, Alberta, hotel.
McDonald, a British man who is currently running across Canada dressed as comic-book superhero The Flash to raise money for children's hospitals in both Canada and England, had just returned from a New Year's Eve party when three strangers at his hotel pulled him into a washroom and started beating him.
"The truth is I have no idea," he said of the motive for the attack. "It was a pretty surreal experience to just be pulled in a room and be beaten."
"They came out and dragged me into their room and pulled me into the toilet and three men just continued to punch me in the head and in the body," McDonald told CBC's Ian Hanomansing. "And so I kind of just scrambled to get out of the hotel. Meanwhile, I left my bag which had all my possessions for this journey."
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