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Report: Park ranger attacked by skateboarder

 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are investigating a video that shows a skateboarder kicking a city park ranger while others stand by laughing.

Screen shot of video showing a park ranger at Philadelphia's Love Park beaten by skateboarders
Screen shot of video showing a park ranger at Philadelphia’s Love Park beaten by skateboarders (NBC 10)

NBC 10 reports that the video was turned over to police. The station says Mariano Verrico of Essex Fells, New Jersey took the video at Philadelphia’s Love Park.

Verrico says the ranger “got kicked in the head repeatedly and spit on.” Verrico says the park ranger warned several young men that they had to stop skateboarding in the park because there were too many children in the area.

The city renovated the park in 2002 and reopened it with a permanent ban on skateboarding. But there have been other reported incidents between skateboarders and authorities in recent years.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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