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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
A 17-year-old boy was charged on Wednesday at the Petah Tikva Juvenile Court
with organizing a gang attack on a man in Petah Tikva last month after being
refused a sip of vodka.
On the night of May 22, the suspect approached two
couples sitting outside and asked for a drink, police said. “Due to his young
age and his high level of intoxication, his request was refused by the man
holding the beverage,” police said.
The youth began threatening the
couples, police said, telling them his name and adding, “Remember my
name. We will meet again.” Minutes later, police said, the youth
10 friends armed with sticks, rocks and empty beer bottles. “That’s him,
him!” he told his friends, pointing to the man who had refused him a
The gang launched a “vicious attack,” police said. “The youth
struck the man who had refused him a drink with a plank of wood and hit
the head with a bottle. He repeatedly struck him with the plank of wood,
for the legs in order to cause him to fall to the ground.” Once on the
all 10 youths punched, kicked and smashed bottles on the man, police
man’s girlfriend shouted for the attackers to leave, and a rock was
her. The attackers began attacking the girlfriend and the second couple,
The attack was stopped when a passerby intervened.
victim was hospitalized with several wounds, and filed a complaint with police.
Youth Officers from Petah Tikva police were able to track the
primary suspect thanks to his earlier threat, in which he gave his full
“The assault victims looked up the suspect on Facebook and alerted
police,” police said.
The suspect was arrested and charged with causing
grievous bodily harm, aggravated assault, and making threats.
searching for his accomplices.