Matthew Robinson, Disabled Army Veteran, Attacked By Teens On Cleveland Bus: Police

Feb 15, 2014 | Updated Feb 15, 2014

A disabled Army veteran says he was attacked by a group of teens in downtown Cleveland.

Matthew Robinson told WOIO that he was riding the bus on Feb. 7 when six to eight teenagers surrounded him and beat him up.

"What they were saying was, 'Knock that boy out!' 'White boy.' 'Cracker.' They were saying, 'Knock that white boy out,'" Robinson told the station.

He said the teens robbed him and recorded video of the attack as they beat him. They dispersed when police arrived on the scene.

Police later apprehended two men in their late teens -- Kenneth Matthews and Ronald Reid Williams -- and a 16-year-old-girl who had footage of the alleged attack on her phone, according to CBS Cleveland.

WOIO reports that "punks" have recently attacked other people in the Public Square area of Cleveland, and that at times a heavy police presence was deployed to disperse violent "mobs" there.

Robinson said he is concerned by the violence.

"Your mother or sister could be on the bus, and the same thing could happen to them,” Robinson said.

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