Man beaten by teens over refusing cigarette in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A mob of teenagers used a mini scooter and a metal crutch to brutally beat a young man in Portland this week after he refused to give them a cigarette.
KGW reports police on Friday arrested 18-year-old Cheimy Matos and a 17-year-old suspect in connection with the Tuesday beating. Previously, they also arrested 19-year-old Francisco Angel-Silva and another 14-year-old boy.
Matos and Angel-Silva were both charged with second and third-degree assault.
Court documents show as many as eight people jumped in to kick and punch the 24-year-old victim.
An officer who was in the area responded to the scene after he heard someone yell "stop" and found the bleeding victim.
The victim was taken to the hospital with a fractured face and skull, along with a broken arm.