Somali Teens Post Beatings on YouTube (VIDEO)

Posted on Nov 18 2009 - 3:37pm by News Desk

stpaulSAINT PAUL, Minn. – A group of young, Somali men posted a video of themselves attacking pedestrians and bicyclists in St. Paul.

The suspects openly identify themselves in the video, and then attack unknowing victims. None of the victims have reported any of the attacks. St. Paul police is urging victims to step forward, if they recognize themselves in the video.

The video, posted by YouTube user “madbi001,” has since been removed from the website and the account has been closed.

The Midtown Greenway Coalition reported an incident of assault on the Greenway on Sunday, Nov. 15. A bicyclist was riding along the Greenway near 18th Ave. around 5:15 p.m. when they came across seven or eight young people running down the banks alongside the path, jumping and making noise.

The bicyclist attempted to alert a trailing rider, but they didn’t hear the alert and were chased down and knocked off their bike.

St. Paul police detectives are interviewing at least one suspect in connection with the attacks in the YouTube video.