Video of a Dallas man attacked by a group of seven young people went viral Wednesday. The group was seen kicking and punching the victim repeatedly in a train car Sunday night after he had asked them to stop smoking marijuana.
The group, composed of five males and two females, is seen punching, kicking and using a skateboard to attack Keenan Jones, a 44-year-old father, on a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) train. The attack occurred at about 11:30 p.m.
Jones told local media that he had asked the teens to stop smoking marijuana on the train and was then attacked.
“They started smoking, and I’m like look, come on man, we’re on the train. Can ya’ll just wait? I mean, just wait,” he told KXAS-TV a Dallas NBC affiliate.
Jones, whose face was swollen after the attack, said he sustained injuries to his neck, face and ribs. Officials transported Jones to a local hospital by midnight Sunday.
“In my mind, I was like, ‘Just don’t pass out, just don’t pass out, God, just don’t let them kill me,” he told KXAS.
A passenger captured the assault on a cellphone, then uploaded it to Facebook on Monday.
Jones said a female teen had joined in the attack, spitting in his face and hitting him repeatedly. The altercation spilled out from the train car and onto the platform.
“That’s when things kind of when from zero to 100,” he said.
DART surveillance cameras captured the attack after it spilled out from the train to the platform.
“When we saw them tumble out onto the station, DART police were notified. Immediately within 10 minutes, we had officers there,” DART spokesman Mark Ball told KXAS Wednesday.
Ball said DART took little action initially because the victim would not press charges. Jones confirmed to KXAS that he did not press charges. He claimed he told the police what happened after they arrived.
Jones reportedly took Facebook Live video of his interaction with police officers, who responded to the incident.
“I kept saying, ‘Help, my head is hurting me, can you help me, y’all is just looking at me,'” he said. “The real hurt, once again, is knowing that my brothers and sisters have this type of anger for each other.”
Police are reportedly…