Mob of teens attack man in downtown Cleveland - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

EXCLUSIVE: Mob of teens attack man in downtown Cleveland

Ed Gallek talks to Matthew Robinson, the latest victim in a downtown attack Ed Gallek talks to Matthew Robinson, the latest victim in a downtown attack

There's evidence of more violent teens running around the heart of downtown Cleveland.

A disabled Army vet spoke out about the latest attack that happened Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

Matthew Robinson told our Ed Gallek he was riding RTA's Healthline when six to eight teenagers surrounded him on the bus, and then started following him.

Then, he said they attacked, took his stuff, and videotaped what they were doing.

The incident went down at 6th and Euclid, and the crowd scattered when cops showed up.

Robinson told 19 Action News, "What they were saying was, 'Knock that boy out!' 'White boy.' 'Cracker.' They were saying, 'Knock that white boy out.'"

The victim said not only did the group taunt him with racial slurs, they also videotaped the incident.

Cleveland Police hustled and found three of the suspects running from the scene.

They apprehended an 18 and 19-year-old guy, plus a 16 year-old-girl who had the video on her phone.

Violent teens and even mobs have been a problem around Public Square recently.

Last month a teen was brutally beaten on the square, and at times the power of a massive police presence was needed to take back the square.

Matthew, a disabled Army vet, wants his story to be a warning to everyone living, or venturing downtown.

"Your mother or sister could be on the bus, and the same thing could happen to them," added Mr. Robinson.

Like 19 Action News on Facebook for the latest news, weather, sports and giveaways.

Copyright 2014 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • Seen on 19Seen on 19More>>

  • Watch the solar eclipse as it happens right here, August 21, 2017

    Watch the solar eclipse as it happens right here, August 21, 2017

    Monday, August 21 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-08-21 19:31:47 GMT

    Today, America will experience its first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years. The total eclipse is only be visible 14 states but a partial eclipse will be visible from everywhere else in the US.  

    More >>

    Today, America will experience its first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years. The total eclipse is only be visible 14 states but a partial eclipse will be visible from everywhere else in the US.  

    More >>
  • Powerball jackpot up to $650M, drawing Wednesday

    Powerball jackpot up to $650M, drawing Wednesday

    Monday, August 21 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-08-21 17:45:25 GMT
    Monday, August 21 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-08-21 17:49:13 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    No one matched the winning Powerball numbers on Saturday August 19, 2017, increasing the next jackpot to $650 million for Wednesday night's drawing.

    More >>

    No one matched the winning Powerball numbers on Saturday August 19, 2017, increasing the next jackpot to $650 million for Wednesday night's drawing.

    More >>
  • LOOK HERE: 2017-18 School start dates

    LOOK HERE: 2017-18 School start dates

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:20 AM EDT2017-08-21 14:20:42 GMT
    First day of school for students in NE Ohio. (Source: WOIO)First day of school for students in NE Ohio. (Source: WOIO)

    Summer is wrapping up and students all across the country and in northeast Ohio are headed back to school.  

    More >>

    Summer is wrapping up and students all across the country and in northeast Ohio are headed back to school.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly