Police in Springfield, Missouri released shocking surveillance footage of a gang of six black males viciously attacking a man and his girlfriend in a driveway near a downtown nightclub.
The woman, Meredith Cole, told police she was sexually harassed outside the club by several of the black males on August 22. She quickly went inside to retrieve her boyfriend, Alex Vassey, a DJ at the Outland Ballroom. The pair then went outside to see if they could identify any of the harassers.
Once out on the street, a gang of six black youths snuck up behind them and started attacking the couple, beating them in their faces and kicking Vassey after he was knocked to the ground.
The video clearly shows Vassey being viciously assaulted, as well as showing the young woman being punched in the face and knocked to the ground twice.
The victims were both sent to the hospital and treated for multiple contusions, bruises, and cuts. Cole also suffered a fractured ankle.
Police were not able to apprehend any of the perpetrators and ask that if anyone recognizes the attackers in the video that they should call Crime Stoppers at (417) 869-TIPS (8477).
Springfield, in southwest Missouri, the state’s third largest city, is nearly three hours away from Ferguson, Missouri, the town that erupted in racial strife after a police officer shot a black teen in August.
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