Police are looking for an adolescent who punched a senior citizen within the face and filmed the assault on his telephone.
Al Westmoreland’s bruises are nonetheless severe almost per week after he was brutally attacked by a teen driving on a motorbike close to Jefferson Excessive Faculty.
“I ended and he rode the bicycle proper as much as the entrance of my truck. The entire time he was holding his digital camera…videoing,” he advised Channel 2′s Tom Regan.
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Westmoreland mentioned the teenager circled round his pickup and stopped in entrance of his truck. He stepped out to ask what was happening.
“He got here proper as much as me, held the digital camera in my face. I simply took my hand, pushed away the digital camera and after I did, he hit me,” the 74-year-old mentioned. “I hit the truck, the road. Don’t bear in mind any of that.”
Paramedics rushed him to the hospital after the assault. He suffered a concussion, fracture and facial fractures.
He believes the teenager who attacked him filmed the violent stunt with the intent of posting it on a social media platform.
The police chief advised Regan that his investigators are looking out for the video.
“We monitor TikTok, all of the apps these youngsters use. we haven’t been capable of determine something that claims sure, it is a TikTok problem,” Chief Joseph Wirthman mentioned.
Westmoreland mentioned he doesn’t wish to see another person attacked, particularly somebody older and never as match as him.
“If somebody who’s 80, 85, and never in fine condition, this might have been actually severe.”
Wirthman advised Regan they’re within the strategy of acquiring safety digital camera video from the close by highschool.
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