Teens Arrested In Awful Attack On Disabled Vet (Video)
Arrests have been made in the beating and robbing of a disabled army veteran on an Ohio bus.
The accused are three teenagers, Kenneth Matthews, Ronald Reid Williams, and an unnamed 16-year-old girl who allegedly filmed the attack on her cellphone.
As many as eight teenagers are believed to have been involved in the mob attack on Matthew Robinson.
Robinson claims the teens followed him off the bus before attacking him, stealing his belongings and yelling racial slurs, reports CBS Cleveland.
“What they were saying was, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker,’” Robinson said. “They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’”
Bystanders refused to help Robinson, reports the Daily Mail.
“The whole time I'm just thinking, pretty much protect myself and don't let anybody in behind you. No one stepped in to help, so I thought it was a shame,” Robinson said.
This is not the first act of recent violence in the area. A teen was brutally beaten last month in the Public Square and police have regularly been patrolling the area to thwart further violence.
Robinson adds regarding the attack: “'I think there should be jail time for assaults. Who's to say that your mother or sister couldn't be on the bus, and the same thing could happen to them.”