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Teen Reportedly Assaulted on Way to Buy Slurpee, Fights Back

A Dacula teen with martial arts training said he fought off two males after being attacked while walking to a nearby gas station.

A Dacula teen sustained a few bruises, but was otherwise uninjured after a May 9 attack on Braselton Highway near Enclave Mill Court.

The 18-year-old teen said he left his home shortly after 4:30 p.m. to walk to the station at the corner of Braselton Highway and Jim Moore road to buy a slurpee. As he was walking along Braselton Highway past the , he passed two black males walking in the other direction. The teen, who is also black, said he did not recognize the males, both of whom he estimated to be about 19 years of age.

The victim said moments after passing the males, he was jumped from behind and taken to the ground. According to the victim, one of his assailants encouraged the other male to attack using a pejorative term for a black person.

The victim said the two males kicked him several times while he was on the ground, but, due to his martial arts training, he was able to get up and defend himself. The teen advised he kicked one of the suspects in the stomach and throat and struck the other one in the face, possibly breaking his attacker’s nose. The teen said both suspects “went down” and he ran home and called police.

Police were unable to find anyone in the area matching the description of the suspects. The teen said one of his attackers was wearing a black New York Yankees hat with a black shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. The attacker was also described as having two diamond stud earrings in his left ear. The other attacker was reportedly wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and a necklace. The victim said that attacker had a tattoo on his left clavicle.

The teen, who is homeschooled, said he has no known enemies.

The case is listed as active.

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Cynthia Montgomery May 12, 2012 at 12:01 AM
YOU learn something new everyday, "pejorative" = disparaging, when you read the PATCH. Just one more reason to stay to alert to the PATCH, It is educational! LOL Bad for the young man, good thing he can take care of himself. bet it caught the two punks off guard.
AgtOrange May 12, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Thank Heaven this potentially dangerous, life threatening situation turned out well for everyone except the assailants. Would the young victims fated turned out just as good if the two teen attackers had a gun? I admirer the victim having the training and ability y to fight back. I'm just glad we aren't reading about his demise. Having such a vibrant des description of the attackers, it makes me wonder why he didn't run away to begin with and call the police then. Please don't get me wrong. I am very proud of the young man's ability to fight off TWO robbers! All I am saying is probably what the police, and hopefully his parents, already told him afterwards. By the way, was there no traffic going by to witness this attack? Nobody got involved or called the police themselves? What if it were three white teens, or the victim was female? Would the police have to wait to be notified until the victim ran home? Sad, but i doubt it.
Tammy Osier June 06, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Agt- my take is a little different than yours. My thoughts on his being able to identify with such clarity, and the bravery to not hesitate to defend himself made me think that maybe he might want ot go into law enforcement some day. Sounds likethe kids got talent. I used to live in the area, and no there isn't much traffic - it's a side road. I also know a bit about our law enforcement and the people in the area and they respond to crisis regardless of who it is. They've responded to way less than this situation, and quickly.
David June 06, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Tammy, I think you're confused. Braselton Hwy is a major road, not a side road. There is lots of traffic. I'm disappointed no one would make a call to police or maybe even stop to assist. A brave young man defended himself. Good job!!
Tammy Osier June 09, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Jim Moore Road is a side road. At least it was when I lived there. :)
Tammy Osier June 09, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Also, working in a profession where violent acts occur frequently, it was probably over before you could do a double take. These things can happen quickly. I've been involved in too many to count, and that is usually the case. Not defending anyone, but just observing that this might have been a circumstance where it could occur that way. It's also possibly that law enforcement had already gotten a call when they intercepted his. That too, happens a lot in law enforcement. So you really don't know that someone had not called. Most people will not involve themselves bodily (nor should they if not capable) out of fear and surprise.

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