A 44-year-old father was beaten by a gang of youngsters on board a Dallas train because he asked them to stop smoking marijuana.
Kennan Jones was attacked by the group on Sunday as they rode towards Deep Ellum in Dallas, Texas, when they began smoking marijuana.
The group, which consisted of young men and women, pounced on Kennan, punched him and threw him against the train’s doors. Some of them pushed off the handle poles to kick Jones from the air. One passenger tried to intervene but was slapped away.
Once the train had come to a stop, they spilled out on to the platform.
One of the young women then hit Jones in the head with a skateboard as he lay reeling on the ground.
Jones was taken to hospital after the incident but has since been released. He had visible facial injuries when he spoke to DFW, CBS’s local station in Texas. He said that when the young woman hit him in the head with the skateboard, he blacked out. He said he was angry the train driver did not do more to stop the attack.
“Everything just went from 0 to 100. I’m just very happy to be here… happy to hug my kids,” he said.
He said that he told the gang during the attack: “OK, OK. Y’all win,” but they continued to batter him. Police are investigating the incident and the footage.
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