Former Marine Saves Teenage Boy From Bullies, Gets Beaten Severely For His Troubles (Video)

Former Marine Saves Teenage Boy From Bullies, Gets Beaten Severely For His Troubles (Video)
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A former Marine said duty called when he saw a teenage boy being bullied, so he decided to intervene.

This choice caused him to be beaten severely by the three bullies, who left him hospitalized with his face swollen and the need for surgery, as he suffered from a concussion and broken bones.

43-year-old Wes Jones saw a 14-year-old boy and his father getting harassed by three teens.

“I couldn’t stand there and watch this older guy and kid get beaten up,” Jones said.

The original beating occurred in May, and Jones has fully recovered since.

The three suspects, Tyler Dylan Carswell, Eric Michael Deiter and Cody Moore Roon are now facing felony battery charges due to the severity of Jones’s injuries, according to ABC News.

55-year-old Leroy Wright is thankful Jones intervened to help him and his 14-year-old son, Zion.

“I feel like this man literally risked his life, because he saw a situation that was bad, that he stepped up for, when you got your average people standing around videotaping and nobody stepped in,” Jones said. “I am so appreciative that out of all the people that was standing around on the beach that day, that he was the only one that stood up against these guys.”

Despite his injuries, Jones has no regrets, and says he would probably do it all over again.

“I’m not happy to have been injured pretty severely, but at the same time, I ask myself, would I do it again? You know, it was the right thing to do, so I probably would,” Jones said.

Photo courtesy WPBF 

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