LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
Neighbors in the Northwest part of the Valley said a group of teenagers have been terrifying their neighborhood near Elkhorn and Fort Apache.
On April 27, the group of teens were tape-recorded on cell phone video attacking a woman. Neighbors stated the lady was assaulted three times and suffered a sprained ankle and damaged finger.
“Sixty kids came out of no where and simply hurried everybody,” Jon Harris said of his partner’s attack. “I have no idea how it began but we reversed and my better half was getting jumped by a lot of kids.”
In the very same video that captured the attack, the group of teenagers were seen picking up baseball size rocks and tossing them. Many of those rocks, next-door neighbors stated hit homes and automobiles.
“They struck my next-door neighbors’ better half with those rocks,” Harris said. “He was likewise struck attempting to safeguard his spouse.”
As shocking as the video was to enjoy, neighbors stated this is the brand-new normal in their location.
“I desire people to understand that video where my neighbor is getting beat, this isn’t really a one time thing,” Eric Phillips said. Phillips is an intermediate school math teacher, and lives in the area.
Others there stated the teens have been causing problems in the location for months.
“You can’t drive down the street. They stop automobiles they aim to get in the automobiles. They start banging on vehicles,” Harris stated. “We understand there names, we have pictures we have videos we have spoke to their moms and dads. I indicate two to three times a day they are a problem and 2-3 times a day authorities come. Police handcuff them, then 10 minutes later on you see them back walking.”
After having no luck with the police nor moms and dads, next-door neighbors said they chose to attempt a various route.
They all documented statements and brought those concerns to the teenagers’ school, Edmundo Escobedo Sr.
Middle School.”Well when I talked to my next-door neighbor and she said her eight-year-old was not going to school since she hesitated. I said the school has to do something,” Phillips stated.
Phillips said he brought dozens of declarations to the school and was informed: “We will not be investigating.”
Neighbors stated after months of handling this, tensions were reaching a boiling point.
“This is a situation somebody is not going to return from if it does not stop,” Harris said.
Metro Authorities and Edmundo Escobedo Sr. Intermediate school did not respond to requests for comment.
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