North Salt Lake Postal Worker Knocked Unconscious, Doesn’t Remember Attack

Mar 23, 2021, 10:17 PM | Updated: 11:08 pm

NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah – Police are still looking for the man who attacked a mail carrier during his route along Durham Drive in North Salt Lake and fled the scene.

Kyle Arkoudas’ injuries were so severe he does not remember what happened and has lost a lot of his recent memory.

“I don’t remember being in the ER. I don’t remember any of my delivery, really — it’s all blank,” Arkoudas said.

Police Seek Suspect In North Salt Lake Mail Carrier Assault

The army veteran has only been with the U.S. Postal Service for six months. He said he never thought his civilian job would land him in the hospital.

“I could see somebody try to steal the mail or something but attacking the mailman — I never thought that would be something that would happen,” he said.

He is relying on what witnesses told police: The attacker jumped out of his car and yelled, “If you ever drive like that again I will kill you.”

“I got hit in the jaw, so I was asleep before I hit the ground,” he said. “It was all pretty quick and then he just took off.”

Arkoudas’ mother said he was rushed to the ER and is now being treated for a severe concussion. He has a hard time even remembering major events in the recent past.

“He forgot nine months of his life and it’s just kind of slowly pieced its way back in,” she said.

They hope surveillance video of the suspected attacker’s Honda CRV with partial Utah plate No. W15 will help the public identify the attacker.

“If he is willing to hit a mail carrier, he’s probably willing to hit anyone — and that’s a scary thought,” Cherish said.

Arkoudas’ friends have set up a GoFundMe page* to help with expenses as he continues to recover.

*KSL TV does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

A destroyed home in Ukraine...
Kiersten Nunez

Local nonprofit aims to fix lost homes in Ukraine

The nonprofit August Mission hopes to raise enough money to rehouse Ukrainians who lost their homes during the conflict against Russia.
23 hours ago
A barbeque caught on fire at house in Sandy....
Michael Houck

Barbeque fire catches Sandy house on fire; displaces family

A barbeque caught on fire, causing a 2nd alarm house fire in Sandy Sunday evening.
23 hours ago
FILE PHOTO (Idaho State Police/Facebook)...
Michael Houck

Kearns woman killed in two vehicle crash in Idaho

A Kearns woman has died after being hit by a car while on a motorcycle in Idaho Saturday.
23 hours ago
Iron County Search & Rescue responded to a injured mountain biker at Boulder Dash Trail. (Credit: I...
Michael Houck

Search & Rescue crews help an injured biker near Cedar City

Iron County Search & Rescue helped a mountain biker who needed help after getting hurt on a trail Saturday morning near Cedar City.
23 hours ago
A minor apartment fire on 761 So. 300 E....
Michael Houck

SLC Fire crews take down a minor apartment fire

Salt Lake City Fire crews responded to a minor apartment fire Sunday afternoon.
23 hours ago
Utah's state Route 24 on June 23, 2022. (NPS)...
Larry D. Curtis

Flood watch over popular Utah recreation areas Sunday

A flood watch is in effect over central southern Utah, through Sunday night, as thunderstorms create potentially dangerous conditions.
23 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

hand holding 3d rendering mobile connect with security camera for security solutions...
Les Olson

Wondering what security solutions are right for you? Find out more about how to protect your surroundings

Physical security helps everyone. Keep your employees, clients, and customers safe with security solutions that protect your workplace.
Many rattan pendant lights, hay hang from the ceiling.Traditional and simple lighting....
Lighting Design

The Best Ways to Style Rattan Pendant Lighting in Your Home

Rattan pendant lights create a rustic and breezy feel, and are an easy way to incorporate this hot trend into your home decor.
Earth day 2022...

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day 2022? | 4 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and Protect the Environment

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we can be more environmentally conscious. Here are some tips for celebrating Earth Day.
Get Money Online...

More Ways to Get Money Online Right Now in Your Spare Time

Here are 4 easy ways that you can get more money online if you have some free time and want to make a little extra on the side.
Lighting trends 2022...

Lighting Trends 2022 | 5 Beautiful Home Lighting Trends You Can Expect to See this Year and Beyond

This is where you can see the latest lighting trends for 2022 straight from the Lightovation Show at the Dallas World Trade Center.
What Can't You Throw Away in the Trash...

What Can’t You Throw Away in the Trash? | 5 Things You Shouldn’t Throw in to Your Trash Can

What can't you throw away in the trash? Believe it or not, there are actually many items that shouldn't be thrown straight into the trash.
North Salt Lake Postal Worker Knocked Unconscious, Doesn’t Remember Attack