A Gardner teen allegedly attacked several people, including a 78-year-old man, on a residential street


A Gardner teen was charged final week after authorities say he attacked a number of individuals whereas bare and “in an altered mental state,” together with a 78-year-old deaf man who suffered important accidents.

The suspect, whose title was not launched as a result of he’s minor, faces expenses of assault and battery on an individual over 60, assault and battery, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and open and gross lewdness, WHDH stories.

Gardner police responded to a report of a male assaulting individuals close to Conant Street on May 14 and located the juvenile in a wooded space, the place officers used a stun gun to subdue him and take him into custody, in accordance with the information station. He was dropped at a close-by hospital for an analysis.

Steven Couture instructed WHDH that his father, an aged man who suffers from listening to loss, was leaving his house to take out the trash when he was attacked.

“He needs a cane, so it was easy for this kid to jump on his back and throw him off the porch,” Couture stated.

His father was dropped at a hospital in important situation, he stated.

“He was beaten savagely. They broke his neck, they broke his facial bones,” Couture instructed the information station. “He was evacuated to a trauma center in Worcester.”

According to WHDH, a number of others had been injured within the incident. Local resident Faye Backhoff’s daughter and a gaggle of her buddies got here in shut contact with the teenager however managed to flee him, she stated.

“They were horrified, they were scared for their life,” stated Backhoff, who known as 911. “It was bad and I wasn’t out there to protect my daughter.”

Courture instructed WHDH he’s disillusioned the juvenile was later launched from custody.

“I understand that he has been charged and is out on bail,” he stated. “My father is not out. He’s still in intensive care.”