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Police: Group of Teens Attacked Man on Roxen Road

RVC Police said no arrests have been made, but the investigation is ongoing.

LONG ISLAND, NY -- A Rockville Centre man was jumped by a group of rowdy teens and put into the hospital on Monday night after he tried to defend his wife from the group's taunts and threats, police officials said.

According to Rockville Centre Police Commissioner Charles Gennario, a couple was walking their dog late Monday night on Roxen Road when a group of teens — approximately five to eight 18-year-olds — began yelling at and harassing the woman. Her husband, whom Gennario said he could not name, came to the aid of his wife and asked the group of boys to apologize to her.

That's when the group lost control, attacked and beat up the victim, Gennario said. Police transported the man to for undisclosed injuries.

An unnamed source said the man suffered broken ribs and stitches, but that is still unconfirmed by officials.


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Gennario said no arrests have been made, but they are close to catching the suspects.

"This was a deliberate attack on an individual attempting to defend his wife’s honor by asking for an apology,” Gennario said. “It could have happened to any resident by a group of these cowardly individuals. It was a gutless, unwarranted attack on two innocent victims. We will put all necessary resources into seeing that justice is done."

This is an ongoing investigation and Patch will update this story as soon as more information is available.

TheDarkerSide June 22, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Once these cowards' names become public ... then it will get interesting ... on many levels. Ah, do you hear that sound? Shhhh. Listen. You can hear the parents of theses twerps lawyering up. Adios scholarships. Better apply for loans like everyone else and apply late to new schools. Daddy's $750 an hour attorney is not gonna be able to save you.
TheDarkerSide June 22, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Concerned Fat Man stopped posting because he ate his hand.
l June 22, 2012 at 05:19 AM
i would not expect the kids to say something to the lady but many kids would and that deosnt mean the husband needs to act on it. and yes the basketball player there was the one who did not run and he did tell the cops what happened which just shows you dont know what you are talking about . all of you parents are the same, you always take the other parents sides in these sityuations even if you dont know the facts. then you all wish bad faits for all of these kids who ever come into bad situations like this acting like you have never bin in a fight or just got in trouble. the parents hear who get in problems like this are usually wrong or at least to some extent. About a month ago a man pulled a gun out on a few kids i knew b/c he thought they ding dong ditched him. i also know for a fact they did not and later on the cops found multiple guns in his house.
TheDarkerSide June 22, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Also, no one with even half a brain listens to anything spoken or written by any one over 12 years old named "Joey." Henry Hill is dead, buddy. Lose the Goodfellas name.
Kevin O'Reilly June 22, 2012 at 05:21 AM
So do you know what you're talking about?
southside June 22, 2012 at 05:21 AM
This is the only thing that any one should be able to fully agree with at this point.
Kevin O'Reilly June 22, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Your post is contradictory. You say that the whole block was asleep and then you say that you heard many "dwellings". Well which is it?
Kevin O'Reilly June 22, 2012 at 05:24 AM
Spell check pls, Mr Coon.
rock June 22, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Crane- they shouldnt have done that either it was a mistake still doesnt justify the fact the he swung at them it was bad choice in both groups and we dont even know if they were the kids screaming at the wife but the fact is that the guy should have taken it into his on hands and the kids should not have retaliated like they did.
l June 22, 2012 at 05:26 AM
now you are all wishing these families haver financial problems because of this which shows how ridiculous and wrong you all are.
Kevin O'Reilly June 22, 2012 at 05:27 AM
U2. Dont you have Gym tomorrow?
Kevin O'Reilly June 22, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Work on your grammar pls, Mr Coon. Thanks.
Kevin O'Reilly June 22, 2012 at 05:28 AM
He is concerened, not concerned!
TheDarkerSide June 22, 2012 at 05:29 AM
After reading your post, I'm changing my screen name here to Concerned for Proper Grammar. Back to the trough, fat man.
l June 22, 2012 at 05:29 AM
all of you only look from this guys perspective and are hoping these kids lives are ruined which is horrible
Kevin O'Reilly June 22, 2012 at 05:30 AM
I hope that at least he got some DNA under his nails.
Joey O'Boyle June 22, 2012 at 05:31 AM
You're getting reported to the police.
Kevin O'Reilly June 22, 2012 at 05:32 AM
Are you a witness, Mr Coon?
Kevin O'Reilly June 22, 2012 at 05:33 AM
No, he had to go to sleep. He has Gym tomorrow!
RVC Youth June 22, 2012 at 05:39 AM
roxen is my favortie street too!
Kevin O'Reilly June 22, 2012 at 05:42 AM
It's good that Nassau County will be trying this. It may not get a fair hearing in this town depending upon which side is well connected with the Village power structure, who look after their own.
RVC Youth June 22, 2012 at 05:42 AM
concerened coon please watch your language this is not men't to be a fight.
Kevin O'Reilly June 22, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Are you a witness, Mr Coon?
LeeAnne Paesano June 22, 2012 at 05:45 AM
Yes I know abt that situation that happened and for some unknown reason that was never told. What's up with these parents in RVC?? A gun? Are you kidding? That parent sent a great message to his kids. Sometimes I wonder were any of these parents ever kids. Why do they have guns to begin with???? Where do they think they are living??
RVC Youth June 22, 2012 at 05:50 AM
A concerened coon please stop cursing there is no need for it and it shows how immature you are talk with real worlds not slang.
RVC Youth June 22, 2012 at 05:54 AM
When ever a youth dies it should be praised because its terrible to see someone that young just die if you dont see that picture your just messed up in the head . Nobody deserves to die even if they cause the death by their own actions.I just hope you realize your mocking the dead conrgrats for you.
Kevin O'Reilly June 22, 2012 at 05:55 AM
I like that Street also!
RVC Youth June 22, 2012 at 05:56 AM
A concerend coon im not fighting with you on this because i am not as immature as you so you can think you win if you want to what ever helps you sleep at night.
l June 22, 2012 at 06:01 AM
RVC YOUTH how can you have have that name and not comment on how this person is talking so much trash about kids and exspecially about a kid who passed away a few years ago but you can still comment about his grammer and cursing.
Matthew Hogan June 22, 2012 at 06:06 AM
Folks, This comment thread has been temporarily shut down due to a severe violation of our terms of use by multiple parties. It may be reopened Friday morning. My sincerest apologies to those who had to read what was written by several of the users. They have been permanently suspended. -- Matthew Hogan Associate Regional Editor


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