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Police: California Janitor beaten by Two gang members who took his blue uniform for rival gang affiliation

May 20, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Police: California Janitor beaten by Two gang members who took his blue uniform for rival gang affiliation

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California Police says two California gang members knocked out a grocery store janitor because they assumed the blue uniform the man wore represented colors from a rival gang.

The two suspected thugs first insulted the man as he swept the floor at a Save Mart in Madera, California, calling him a “scrap,” which is a disrespectful street term for members of the Sureños. The men then punched the man in the face sending him crashing to the ground and shattered a full bottle of wine over the man’s head.

The assault occurred around 11:30 p.m. Saturday Night.

According to Madera Police Sgt. Brian Esteves, the janitor, whose identity was being withheld, is described as a man in his 20’s. He suffered a loss of consciousness and sustained an open head wound from the attack, stemming from the attack.

“The man isn’t a member or connected in any way with gangs, he was treated at a nearby hospital and was later released,” Sgt. Esteves told a local TV channel.

The Madera Police Department released a Facebook announcement in an attempt to identify the suspects, who described the assailants as two young Latinos, wearing black shirts.

“We believe this was an isolated incident, Usually, people like this don’t get attacked innocently,” Esteves told KFSN.

Madera resident Judy Metcalf told KSEE, “any attempt to try and intimidate community members wouldn’t work.”

“You know, they don’t own a color, These people need to grow up and realize they didn’t invent blue, they didn’t invent red,” Metcalf said outside the store on Sunday.

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