From Daily Mail
A 17-year-old boy has been charged as an adult for his role in beating a 61-year-old alongside a group of approximately 50 other teens in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 22.
Richard Fletcher was brutally beaten by the teens after he went outside to ask two girls who were fighting on top of his truck to move along and continue their dispute elsewhere.
The mob of teens began to hit and kick Fletcher until he fell to the ground, but the attack didn’t end.
He was left with broken eye sockets, a broken nose, broken ribs, a brain bleed and needed a blood transfusion
After the beating last month, Fletcher was left with broken eye sockets, a broken nose, broken ribs and a brain bleed, according to CBS Baltimore.
He also needed a blood transfusion.
Police have made two arrests in the case and are hoping to bring all of the teens, who are believed to be students at Baltimore Community High School, that participated in the beating to justice.
Antoine Lawson has already been charged with attempted murder and a 15-year-old girl was charged with assault.
Joe Lamb, who owns a business nearby, saw the attack and said he wasn’t all that surprised with what happened based on how the neighborhood has been, WBAL reported.
He said: ‘It has gotten out of hand now, gone too far.
‘The kids walk on top of cars, kick dogs, let dogs out, throw trash, steal milk from school and throw it at houses, threaten neighbors with bodily harm.’
Fletcher is out of the hospital and the Harbor View Neighborhood Association has opened a GoFundMe account to raise money for his medical bills.
The association wrote: ‘Rick was brutally attacked by approximately 49 students from a near-by school on April 22.
‘We are working closely with the family to assist them during this difficult time.
‘We estimate his medical bills will be between $200,000-$400,000.
‘His medical insurance will not pay for all of the bills.
‘At this time, he is out of the hospital but he will need several additional surgeries. Rick has a long road to recovery.
‘We do not expect the perpetrators will help him or his family pay for any of the medical expenses.
‘Please donate to this very worthy cause , as Rick did not deserve this.’
The campaign has raised more than $8,000.