Video: U.S. Army Soldier Beaten by Thugs in Tampa, Florida

| by Michael Allen

In Tampa, Florida, police are looking for four men who teamed up to beat a 24-year-old U.S. Army soldier (video below).

Police say the unnamed victim of a violent beating lives close to MacDill Air Force Base, where he was assigned a month ago.

On Sunday morning, at 3 a.m., the soldier's car broke down. He was walking home when attacked, which was captured on a neighbor's motion-activated security camera.

On the video, three men are seen walking ahead of the soldier. One of the men walks back and asks to soldier to borrow a dollar. When the soldier reaches for his wallet, the assault begins.

The other two men joined in, punching and kicking the soldier. A fourth man comes into view from the left edge of the video.

Police say the crooks stole the soldier's wallet and cell phone. When he eventually got to his feet, the victim had to knock on doors to find someone to help him call 911.

He was taken to Tampa General Hospital with cuts and bruises on his face and head. Police say he is expected to make a full recovery.