A 30-year-old man was beaten Saturday afternoon in New Orleans East by an attacker who claimed to be some kind of devil, according to a preliminary police report.

Police said the victim was in the 9000 block of Chef Menteur Highway when he was approached by a subject who called himself “Kendall the Devil.”

The man’s attacker then pulled out a pipe or rod and hit him. The victim was taken to a local hospital, NOPD said.

The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday.