Updated With Video — 4 Men & 1 Woman Arrested For Brutally Beating Iraq War Veteran & His Wife Outside Movie Theater
An Iraq War veteran and his wife were beaten outside a movie theater by a mob of teens after they told them to quiet down during the movie.
Iraq war veteran Federico Freire and wife, Kalyn, pictured above were attacked Saturday outside a movie theater in Bradenton, Fla., by a group of unruly teenagers. (FoxNews.com).
It was their first date out since his return home from the Iraq War.
FOX News reported:
He was an Iraq war veteran home on leave in time for Christmas. She was looking forward to a night out with her husband after so much time apart.
But a group of teenagers had other plans for Federico and Kalyn Freire, who were assaulted outside a Florida movie theater after asking the teens to be quiet during a movie on Christmas Day.
Federico Freire, a 28-year-old Marine, and Kalyn Freire were attacked after the couple attended a showing of “Little Fockers” on Saturday in Bradenton, Fla.
“The saddest part about it was that this was our first date night together in a long time,” Freire’s wife, Kalyn, said in an interview Wednesday with FoxNews.com. “We were just looking to spend some time together.”
Freire, a Florida native stationed at Camp Pendelton in California, said he and his wife asked a group of “obnoxiously loud” teenagers talking on cell phones to “be quiet” during the 8:20 p.m. movie.
Freire said that when the disturbance escalated and the group began cursing, his wife called the manager, who asked several of the teenagers to leave the theater.
The couple said they thought the fracas was over until they walked out of the theater and were assaulted by a mob of menacing teenagers.
“On our way out of the movie theater, my wife gets surrounded with about 10 to 15 girls that were about to attack her,” Freire told FoxNews.com. “As soon as I saw this I immediately ran and got her out of harm’s way.”
Freire said he was kicked and punched as he and his wife tried to run from the group.
When they were asked to be quiet, some of teens began cussing. Later outside the theater, Freire looked over at his wife and saw a young male with his shirt off punch her in the face, knocking her out.
20 year-old Destiny McNeil was arrested outside the Royal Palm Movie Theater. (ABC Action News)
UPDATE: According to a police report, three others — 16-year-old Ishmael D., 17-year-old Reginald G. and 20-year-old Destiny McNeil — were arrested and charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer and trespassing.
UPDATE: Federico and Kalyn posted video of the thugs being arrested on YouTube.
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