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This is the moment joyriding thugs pummel a 21-year-old who “thought he was going to die” after he shouted at them for nearly running him over as he walked home.
The disturbing scene was recorded by a CCTV camera in the resort city of Pinamar in the province of Buenos Aires in Argentina.
In the video, Victim Facundo Maya can be seen on the ground as three of the thugs pummel and kick him.
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The gang begin kicking his head as he lies in the foetal position when his friends come running towards them.
Two of the thugs continue beating him as a brawl erupts around them before other members of the gang begin kicking Maya’s head.
A woman then runs in to check of Maya is okay but one of the thugs sprints and kicks the 21-year-old in the head again.
Others then run in to stop Maya receiving further kicks and he told reporters: “While they beat me I thought I was going to die. I begged them to stop.”
Maya says him and a group of five friends had been on their way to get some food after spending the evening in a night club when a black Dodge Ram pickup truck sped past them and nearly hit them.
He says him and his friends shouted at the people in the vehicle and they then stopped some 50 metres (164 feet) away and waited for them before attacking them.
He reportedly spent five hours in hospital and suffered multiple injuries to his face, especially to his left eye.
Of the ten people allegedly involved only five were arrested but later released. They were named as: Pablo Lemos, 29, Suarez de Bernardi, 27, Gonzalo Gaston Arias, 27, Julian Andres Camara, 26, and Gabriel Christian Vento, 27.
Maya said: “The prosecutor released them without watching the videos. I don’t know what happened. We filed a report and we are talking with lawyers because it cannot be like this.”
The investigation is ongoing.