Shocking moment man is beaten unconscious by skateboarding youths with their boards in an Orlando street after they got into an argument while performing a trick
- Authorities are searching for several suspects in the beating of a man in Downtown Orlando that involved around six to ten attackers
- Video of the incident, in which several suspects, possibly in their late teens to early twenties, are seen using their skateboards to attack the man
- Brutal beating happened in May but police have not arrested any suspects
- The victim, identified as 24-year-old Brett Thompson, was knocked unconscious after being smashed about the head by several skateboards
A mas has been brutally beaten in the middle of downtown Orlando by a group of skateboarders who used their boards as weapons.
Orlando Police Department have released shocking video that shows the entire attack taking place, which happened in May of this year.
The police are asking for help identifying several suspects in the beating which saw the victim ultimately fall unconscious and end up in hospital.
Authorities are searching for several suspects in the beating of a man in Downtown Orlando that involved around six to ten attackers using their skateboards as weapons to hit him
Video of the incident, in which several suspects, possibly in their late teens to early twenties, are seen using their skateboards to attack the man
Brett Thompson, 24, was knocked unconscious during the vicious attack but is unable to identify any of those involved
Three cellphone videos have been released which show between six and ten men beating up the man with their skateboards and using their fists.
More than three months after the horrific attack occurred, cops have so far been unable to track down those responsible.
The victim said the beating occurred after after one of the skateboarders nearly hit him and his friend while trying to do a trick, according to police.
The friend said that he was also attacked by the skateboarders.
Video shows the two men arguing in the middle of the street with the suspects before one swung a yellow skateboard at the victim’s head, knocking him to the ground.
Another suspect then decides to get involved and is seen running over to the victim to also beat him with his skateboard before bystanders intervened.
The brutal beating happened in May but police have not arrested any suspects
The attack was seen by several witnesses whom police are also interested in speaking with
The victim, who police have identified as 24-year-old Brett Thompson, then runs behind a parked car as several others holding skateboards chase him. Video shows the fight continuing behind the parked cars.
A man in a white T-shirt then backs off from the scene as two other men holding skateboards run after him. Police have identified him as Josue Mariana Sanchez Sauza.
Officers found Thompson on the ground with wounds and blood on his face, while another officer took Sauza in custody for resisting arrest.
Sauza told police he and Thompson were friends and were talking to a group of women when the group of skateboarders tried to also get the women’s attention according to News6.
Sauza said the interaction sparked an argument that escalated to a physical fight.
Officers met with Thompson in the hospital who explained that the skateboarders tried to do a trick that almost hit him and Sauza.
The attack continued as the victim lay between parked cars, while the attacked then went after a second man who was a friend of the man who was assaulted
The victim, identified as 24-year-old Brett Thompson, was knocked unconscious after being smashed about the head by several skateboards which continued as he lay on the ground
Thompson told one of the men on a skateboard to ‘watch out.’
When one of the men touched him he told the man ‘don’t put your hands on me’ and he was then blindsided by a skateboard.
Thompson told police he doesn’t remember much about the attack because he lost consciousness.
Police described him as being ‘injured and dazed’ after the assault and said he was having trouble communicating.
He said he wanted to press charges against the attackers, but was unable to provide a description.
Thompson was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for injuries to his head, neck, shoulder and knees according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.