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Group of Teenagers Brutally Beat Brockton Man Over Snow Shoveling

10 to 15 teens asked the man if he needed help shoveling; when he declined they started to attack.

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    About a dozen teenagers asked a man if they could get rid of the snow for him. When he declined, they attacked. Perry Russom reports. (Published Monday, Dec. 19, 2016)

    Brockton Police are searching for a dozen teenagers who beat a man with a piece of wood after he turned down their offer to clear his driveway of snow.

    "It's a bad, urban area, but dang, that's terrible," said Collin Augustine who lives in the neighborhood.

    Police say it happened on Saturday along Walnut Street after a small snowstorm.

    The group of about 10-15 people asked the man if they could get rid of the snow for him. When he declined, they attacked.

    "That could happen to my mom because my mom is always outside," said resident Ceres Thebaud.

    The teens took off running down the street as the man called police.

    He refused medical help from the officers and headed back to work on Monday.

    "I hope the police patrol more...do a neighborhood watch or something," said Maureen Randall who has lived on Walnut Street her entire life. "Something good to come out of a bad situation."

    At the home, there is a surveillance camera installed outside, but there is no word on if it captured the attack.

    Police say the incident is under investigation.

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