Beat the Yuppies
Seems like the old game in town is getting resurrected. Why are people getting so angry?
Boy, 15, charged in assault
Thursday, January 25, 2007
HOBOKEN – Police arrested a 15-year-old boy they say was one of a group of teenagers that beat and taunted a man after he attempted to fend off their attempts to snatch a friend’s purse, police reports said.
On Jan. 12, a man and a woman were getting into a car at Ninth and Madison streets at 9:20 p.m. when a group of teenagers ran up and one grabbed the woman’s purse, police reports said.
The man tried to defend her, but he was thrown to the ground and beaten, then taunted, police reports said. In the meantime, however, the woman called 911 and the teenagers ran off.
On Tuesday, cops said, the 15-year-old was at the station on an unrelated matter when police identified him as a member of that group and arrested him on robbery charges.
Police said they expect to arrest up to eight more suspects in connection with incident.