It is a sad fact of life that some of the dregs of our society seemingly get their kicks, quite literally, by assaulting innocent people for little or no reason at all.
Just such a thing recently occurred on March 18 in Richmond, Virginia, when “a vicious gang of kids” brutally attacked a young autistic man and a female friend who was accompanying him, according to WTVR.
Though certainly not the first such incident in the city, this occurrence happened to be captured on video as the young man and his friend, whose names were not reported, were chased down and beaten by nearly a dozen teenagers wearing hoodies as they were walking home from a convenience store on a Saturday night.
“They slammed me to the ground and beat the crap out of me,” the victim said. “My eyes were black, missing teeth, got up, and I was dizzy and dripping blood.”
Indeed, the young man suffered a black eye and broken nose among other more minor injuries after being shoved to the ground from behind then hit with a flurry of punches and kicks while on the ground.
His friend, who attempted to flee when the beating began, was also chased down and beaten. Police are investigating the attack and asking the community for any assistance they can offer in identifying the assailants.
“A bunch of kids just jumped him,” stated the victim’s father. “This needs to stop.”
Sadly, similar assaults have been known to have occurred in the area in the past, which the victim’s father alluded to by saying, “Winos, prostitutes, anybody that’s walking from 7-Eleven, they’re jumping on them.”
It remained unclear if the victim was attacked because of his autism or was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Hopefully police are able to identify some of the vicious attackers and hold them accountable for their reprehensible actions.
H/T Opposing Views
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