I’ve heard about people getting beat up by like a dozen locals. Something you’d rarely see back home.(where I grew up) I don’t go to bars much and until yesterday, it was just something I’d heard of.
I was on my way back from work at 9:30 pm and I drove past an internet cafe. About 18 guys(at least) were beating this one guy up. The were kicking him on the legs, slapping, punching and many were using their eggshell scooter helmets as weapons. It was a bit disturbing to be honest. I felt like doing something but there were too many of them.
The weird thing is, as nasty as it looked, the victim never fell down and once they moved away from him, his face didn’t look like he’d been beat up. I’ve seen worse results with one on one many times before. A few guys came back randomly and threw a punch or a kick and the idiot just stood there waiting for some more punishment? I was thinking “go! you moron” but he just stood there for a solid 2-3 minutes. One guy approached him and as he yelled at him he swung his helmet with incredible speed at the victim’s head. The noise alone was enough to suggest that it had to hurt. Yet he just stood there.
One young lost soul went to his scooter and pulled out a small hand-gun. I assumed it was a bb gun… No, I’m serious, if a grown man had pulled a gun out, I would have been on my way but I just kept observing thinking it’s a fake. I was stopped at an intersection light only about 50 yards away and when the light turned green I just stayed there looking. Nothing happened, some words were exchanged and it seemed one of the offenders convinced the gunman to put the gun back. Then the victim got on a scooter with another teenager and they left.
Scary to think about what some of these kids will be up to in ten years from now…