A man has been bashed by youths and his car pelted with rocks and a garden stake in one of three incidents in Adelaide's southern suburbs overnight police believe are linked.
The man was driving when rocks were thrown at his car so he stopped and approached some youths who then attacked him and hit his car with sticks and rocks about 11.45pm on Saturday.
An ambulance took the man to Noarlunga Hospital with facial injuries, his car was substantially damaged but the youths ran off before police arrived.
Witness Andrew Craigie told Adelaide Now a youth allegedly broke a window with a garden stick and hit a man 'about nine times' while he was sitting in the car.
A man has been bashed by youths and his car pelted with rocks and a garden stake (stock photo)
'When I got to him, he was just covered in blood from head to toe,' he said.
'Then he just ran at him and jumped and kicked him in the chest and he fell back.'
Then after midnight a car on the