An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Police want your help finding four men who teamed up to beat a young U.S. Army soldier in a South Tampa street.
It was an awful welcome to Tampa Bay for a young soldier. Police say the victim of a violent beating caught on camera is 24 years old and has lived in Tampa for less than a month.
He’s a U.S. Army soldier assigned to MacDill Air Force Base and lives not far from the base at Dale Mabry Hwy. and Interbay Blvd.
Police say Sunday morning, at around 3 a.m., the soldier’s car broke down a few miles from home along Westshore Blvd.
The attack came when he was walking home and using Iowa St. to get from Westshore to Dale Mabry. At the intersection of Iowa and Renellie Dr., the man came into the view of a neighbor’s motion-activated security camera.
A group of three young men is seen walking ahead of the soldier. Police say one of the men in the group doubled back and asked to soldier to borrow a dollar. When the soldier reached for his wallet, the first punch flew.
A sucker punch, no less.
This is a young man who is serving his country, doing what he can to keep trash like this safe, and this is how he is repaid for his service?
Three blacks, one possible Hispanic. You ever notice that it is never just one that attacks? It’s always many to few, usually one or two attacked by 4, 10, 30…… The word cowardice comes to mind. One on one seems quite rare. When will Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton be holding their rally in support of this young man? When will they be out demanding justice for this soldier? Will Obama take to the airwaves, calling the attack of one of “HIS” soldiers ‘stupid’?
Yeah….that will be like….never! This actual victim is the wrong color.