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Police: Victim identified in Va. beating caught on home security video

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SPRINGFIELD, Va. -

Fairfax County Police have made no arrests, but they are making progress in the case of a savage beating caught on home security video Monday night.

Police have identified the victim of the mob assault, and they have interviewed him, according to police officer Don Gotthardt.

The incident happened shortly after 10 p.m. Monday in the Ravensworth Farm neighborhood of Springfield, Va.

A home security video system (aimed at the front lawn of a home on Inverchapel Road) captured clear video of a chase, then the punch that knocked a teenage boy to the ground. The video then shows the young man being pummeled, kicked, and stomped by several young people.

Homeowner Janet Webb was stunned by the attack on her front lawn. In an interview, Webb said, “We were actually thinking: Thank God, when he fell, he could have hit his head on this stone border and sustained even worse injuries.”

During the course of the beating, some of the assailants appear to be kicking the victim in the head. Some of the youngsters are recording the beating with their cell phones. At one point, a boy tries to pour a liquid on the downed victim. He is stopped by a female who attempts to protect the boy on the ground.

The savagery of the beating has astounded long-time residents. Jenneane Mahek, who now lives in Manassas, grew up in Ravensworth Farm where her mother still resides.

“That’s just crazy to see so many kids like that hurting somebody,” said Mahek shaking her head. “It’s not good for people to be like that. It’s just awful.”

The end of the video shows the beating victim being helped to his feet, and shows him walking, and then jogging off into the night.

Fairfax County Police are actively working the case and they say they are still seeking the identities of the assailants.

The “Crime Solvers” program offers cash rewards (up to $1,000) for information leading to arrests and convictions. The organization’s phone number is 1-866-411-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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