Pat Mahaney was walking home in North College Hill, Ohio, on Saturday, when he was nearly beat to death by six teens, ages 13 to 14 (video below).
According to the police report, six teens, who “were just bored and were looking for something to do,” attacked Mahaney from behind, reports Cincinnati.com.
The six boys told police that Mahaney had done nothing to provoke being kicked and punched repeatedly. The boys admitted they only stopped the assault because a neighbor was calling the police.
North College Hill Police Chief Gary Foust told Cincinnati.com: “They were pretty arrogant in the interview with us. It’s appalling. I think it’s despicable. This appears to be premeditated and there was no remorse on behalf of any of the assailants."
"Thirteen-year-olds ought to be playing basketball, not running the streets looking for ways to entertain themselves at the expense of somebody.”
The six 'bored' boys have been charged with felonies of aggravated riot and felonious assault Even though the boys were all black and Mahaney is white, they will not be charged with a hate crime.
The teens were placed house arrest at their parents’ homes. They are scheduled to go on trial on Aug. 24.
Mahaney suffered so many internal injuries that doctors, at Mercy Mt. Airy Hospital, inserted a tube down his throat to remove all blood from his stomach.
Mahaney does not have health insurance and has been unemployed for years.