Girls record themselves beating old man who told them to get off his lawn


The two suspects and the victim 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Two teenage girls were arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly recording themselves beating an old man who told them to get off his lawn, according to police in New York.


Syracuse police said that they have arrested the two girl, who are 14 and 15 years old, after they uploaded a video on Facebook, showing them hitting a 62-year-old homeowner.


Both girls, who were not identified, were released to the custody of their parents.


According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Wednesday afternoon, after the man politely asked a group of teenagers sitting on his lawn to leave his property.


Instead of moving off the property, one of the girls punched the man twice in the head. When the man tried running after her, a second girl attacked.


Several teenagers laughed as they recorded the action with a phone. The man suffered a bruised eye. The video of the attack was uploaded to Facebook, where it went viral.