Teens Busted For Beating City Worker

Victim saved by good Samaritans

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    TK
    NBC Bay Area
    The Britton mini mart surveillance video camera caught the disturbing mob attack on a city worker.

    Two teenage boys were arrested Friday in connection with  the beating and robbery of a city employee near Vallejo High School on  Monday, police said.

    Officers arrested the two boys, ages 15 and 17, at about 2 p.m. on  suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery and robbery.  Their names are being withheld due to their age.
      Police said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are  expected in connection with attack on a 47-year-old Suisun City man who was  returning a backhoe to the city's corporation yard at about 3:20 p.m.
      A male juvenile threw something at the backhoe as it passed and  the city worker drove back to the location "in an attempt to contact the  suspect for a police response," Sgt. Kevin Bartlett said.
      The worker was attacked by several male juveniles and was knocked  to the ground while 40 other people swarmed around him.
      The employee suffered a fractured skull, fractured jaw, broken  teeth and a fractured collarbone, Bartlett said. He was treated at Kaiser  Permanente, Vallejo Medical Center.
      Police obtained video of the incident taken by security cameras at  Britton's Mini Mart and by a concerned citizen.
      The worker, wearing an orange shirt, can be seen sitting on the  ground after the beating and robbery and good Samaritans eventually broke up  the attack, Bartlett said.
      Police said Tuesday three teens were involved in the actual  assault and it's unknown if they are Vallejo High School students.
      Ken Shoemaker, vice president of Local 2376 of the International  Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 2376 said the employee was a  well-liked, 20-year city employee and IBEW union member.