SPRINGDALE, Ohio — Two juveniles are charged in a brutal April 6 beating in Springdale that was recorded by Walgreens surveillance cameras.
The video, broadcast last week on WCPO 9, shows two suspects repeatedly punching and kicking a man. The incident lasted nearly a minute.
Springdale police spokesman Kennan Riordan told WCPO 9 News the suspects stand charged with felonious assault.
The assault happened around 11:30 a.m. in the Walgreens parking lot on Northland Blvd.
"This is a particularly brutal attack and it appears to be random," Springdale police spokesman Keenan Riordan told WCPO 9 last week. "The victim suffered some pretty severe injuries. He had broken ribs, a punctured lung and a broken nose."
Riordan said the suspects first approached the victim outside a gas station across the road from Walgreens.
They asked the victim to buy them a cigar, according to Riordan. But the victim refused, then walked to the Walgreens.
Riordan said when the victim walked out of the Walgreens, the suspects spoke to him for a few seconds then attacked him.
Springdale police made copies of the surveillance video and shared it with WCPO 9 and other news media.
"We received several tips from the media reports over the weekend," Riordan told WCPO 9 News.
Riordan said those tips led to the arrests.