Stars and Stripes: Former Marine Paid Price for Stopping Beach Bullies


Former Marine paid price for stopping beach bullies


By Jorge Milian

The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post
Published: September 7, 2013


Former Marine Wes Jones speaks about the beating he received from three men after he tried to stop them from picking on boy.
Video screen grab from YouTube video


Former Marine Wes Jones sits in a hospital room where he received treatment for injuries he sustained when he tried to stop three men from bullying a youth at a Florida beach in May, 2013.
Video screen grab from YouTube video

JUPITER, Fla. — As LeRoy Wright Jr. and his 14-year-old son were surrounded and threatened by three men at Juno Beach Park in May, several people stood nearby either watching or videotaping the incident.

Not Marine veteran Wen Jones.

Fearing that Wright and his son were on the verge of being beaten, Jones stepped into the fracas.

The three men then beat Jones until he was unconscious, according to a report on

Jones was taken to the hospital where he received treatment for a broken eye bone and where he received multiple stitches for facial wounds, according to the ABC news report, which added that the three suspects are facing felony charges.

The video above shows the brutal attack captured on video that day, and it shows the injuries Jones received.

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