Despite the concussion, the fractured bones and the surgery, he says he would probably do it again.
A 43-year-old man says he made the right decision when he tried to stop three buff bullies from picking on a 14-year-old at the beach. The man, Wen Jones, paid a high price for being a good Samaritan — the pack of 20-year-olds jumped on him and beat him savagely.
The beat down left the Jupiter resident, former Marine and father of two needing surgery to fix a fracture under his eye. He also had stitches all over his face, including his tear duct.
The trouble started early that day at the park, with Roon, Carswell and Deiter bullying the younger kids on the beach, according to police reports. Witnesses told police the three were picking on one child in particular — the 14-year-old boy named Zion, who is an amateur competitive skateboarder from the Jupiter area. The men kicked sand in his face and called him names.
His father, 55-year-old LeRoy Wright Jr., said they used racial slurs toward Zion, who is black. But police have not charged the men with a hate crime, and investigators were not available Thursday to comment further.