Edwin Daniel's brutal Super America beating caught on tape
On an early morning in late May, Edwin Daniel stopped at a Super America in St. Paul to find a group of men harassing the female clerks. As an overnight driver for a nearby hotel, Daniel is a frequent customer at that particular gas station and didn't appreciate the scene. So Daniel did something about and escorted the men outside.
A few days later, he stopped back at the gas station for a routine fueling. Surveillance photos released by the St. Paul Police Department show what awaited him: A beat down. And St. Paul police have released pictures from the confrontation.
Daniel recognized some of the men as those he had told off only a few days earlier. But this time they were armed with metal baseball bats.
Without saying hardly a word, they began brutally beating Daniel with the bats, presumably in act of retaliation from their altercation a few nights before.
The beating was so severe, that Daniel suffered a skull fracture, smashed vocal chords, a black eye and plenty of stitches. Long-term damage is still being assessed.
When it was over, the gas station was trashed and Daniel's blood was splattered through the store.
As of now, no one has been charged in relation to the assault, but police expect charges to be filed soon.
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