A mall worker told unruly children to leave and was beaten unconscious by parents, Texas cops say
A Texas mall employee is recovering from facial fractures and a concussion after being beaten unconscious, police said.
Danielle Lynn Thomas, 38, and his 13-year-old son Central Mall employee attacked Richard Huff Jr. on Jan. 20 after officials said Huff asked the teen and one of his friends to leave because of their rowdy behavior, TXK Today reported, citing a probable cause affidavit.
It was the teenagers Playing with the stroller when a female security officer initially contacted them, police told KSLA.
Police told the station that Huff intervened when the teens became verbally abusive toward the officer and asked them to leave. Thomas returned to the mall shortly after with his son and confronted Huff, KSLA reported, citing police.
The duo struck Huff in unison, with one hitting him under the chin and the other in the face, causing him to fall to the ground unconscious, TXK Today reported, according to the affidavit.
“Our investigation determined that Thomas struck the man in the face and It knocked him unconsciousThe Texarkana Police Department said in a Jan. 24 Facebook post. “He then stood over the man and struck him at least four more times.”
Police said Huff suffered serious injuries, including “a concussion and several broken bones around his eyes.”
Huff was airlifted twice to Little Rock for his injuries and to Save his sightAs reported by KTAL agency.
“It hurts, just to know that we can’t take away his pain,” Roshanda Epps, Huff’s sister, told KTAL. “This man has no idea what he did to our family.”
Thomas was arrested Jan. 24 on a charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury after he turned himself in to Texarkana police, police said.
He was released after posting $150,000 bail in Bowie County Prison records Displays.
Texarkana is located about 180 miles northeast of Dallas.