According to a New York Post report, nine arrests have been made after a group of more than 30 teens attacked three Marines at the beach in California over the Memorial Day holiday.
From The New York Post:
Four males and one female were charged with assault with a deadly weapon and were admitted to the juvenile hall, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced.
Another four minors were reportedly charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, according to CBS News.
The suspects’ identities have been withheld because they are minors, according to authorities.
San Clemente Mayor Chris Duncan said deputies have apprehended the main suspects among a group of up to 40 others who ruthlessly attacked the three servicemen who were enjoying their Memorial Day weekend near the Pier Bowl.
“They think they have the people they are looking for,” Duncan said. “Not to say that there might not be a few others out there. They feel pretty confident that they have the main perpetrators.”
Investigators used video footage of the attack to track down the brutes, according to the mayor.
“In today’s age, you’re going to get caught — people are going to record it,” said Duncan. “I hope this serves as a learning lesson for young folks in the community not to let themselves get out of control when something like this happens.”
“We told them we were Marines so they would leave — but they didn’t. They just kept going at it,” said one of the servicemen, Hunter Antonino.
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