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Man tells teenagers to quiet down, gets beaten up, say Calif. police

Christopher Clements, left, and Matthew Nunley, both 18, are two of five teenagers charged with assaulting an elderly Roseville, Calif. man who tried to get the group to quiet down in front of his home.
CBS Sacramento
(CBS) ROSEVILLE, Calif. - A 79-year-old Northern California man was attacked early Tuesday morning after he tried to get a group of teenagers to stop making a ruckus in front of his home in the wee hours, CBS Sacramento reported. According to the station, at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Don Viescas victim walked out in front of his home to ask a group of noisy youths to move along, said Roseville police spokesperson Dee Dee Gunther. Five of the boys charged the man, knocked him down and repeatedly hit and kicked him.

Viescas told the station that he said, "Everyone's trying to sleep here, you know...And then they seen me and they started cussing me out. They were just cussing and trying to act tough."

He says a teen then picked up a 10 to 12 pound rock from his front lawn and hit him in the head with it. Police say once Viescas was on the ground, the teens kicked and punched him before running off. Although badly bruised, he was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and released.

According to CBS Sacramento, police searched the neighborhood and found all five suspects, who face charges including aggravated assault and elder abuse.

Two of the teens, Christopher Clements of Elk Grove and Matthew Nunley of Roseville, both 18, were booked into the Placer County Jail on $50,000 bail.

The other suspects are 16 and 17 years old.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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