Gang of up to 40 illegal motorcycle and ATV riders beat up 82-year-old Boston man

Disturbing photos show horrific injuries to Boston man, 82, who was attacked by 40 illegal ATV and dirt bike riders as he went to pick up his Thanksgiving turkey

  • An 82-year-old Brookline man suffered serious injuries after a group of about 30 to 40 off-road motorcycles and ATVs forced him off the road last week
  • The elderly man is expected to survive but was photographed with massive bruises on his face, ear and arm
  • Police said the attack took place on Thursday afternoon when the gang of riders forced his car to the curb and began shattering the windows of his car.
  • While trying to dodge the attackers, he was stuck on a ramp in traffic and pulled down his window when a rider started slamming him through the open window
  • Police say other drivers kicked his car, a suspect threw a pipe through the car window and a large rock at the vehicle, shattering one of the car’s windows.
  • The 82-year-old got out of traffic and drove into a gas station where he got out of his car and fell to the ground where EMS took him to hospital


A disturbing new photo has surfaced showing the horrific injuries of an 82-year-old man who was attacked by an illegal dirt bike and ATV gang in Boston.

The elderly victim, whose name has not been released, was attacked by as many as 40 men last Thursday afternoon while retrieving a Thanksgiving turkey.

He suffered a black eye and severe bruising to his jaw after one of the gang members – compared to “animals” by his afflicted daughter – smashed the windows of his 1996 Buick Century and began to smash him through.

The incident took place in the city’s Fenway Park and forced him off the road. It’s unclear what triggered the confrontation, but the man was surrounded and chased by the gang, who shattered the windows of his vintage sedan and then dented the bodywork with their bikes.

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The elderly man is expected to survive but was photographed with massive bruises on his face, ear and arm

The 82-year-old victim showed off the various bruises on his face that had caused the beating

The 82-year-old victim showed off the various bruises on his face that had caused the beating

The Massachusetts man's arms were also battered

The Massachusetts man’s arms were also battered

The scene when nearly 40 ATV riders and dirt bikers surrounded an 82-year-old man in Boston last Thursday

The scene when nearly 40 ATV riders and dirt bikers surrounded an 82-year-old man in Boston last Thursday

According to his daughter, who has chosen not to identify herself or her father, her father was running a simple errand before being attacked out of the blue.

“He went to get a turkey. That’s all he did. A simple message at 7:30 in the evening,” she said WCVB.com “You wouldn’t think it would be a dangerous time for someone to be gone.”

Police said the attack happened shortly after 7:30 p.m. Thursday when the gang of riders forced the elderly man to the curb and began shattering the windows of his car.

Surveillance footage captures the horrific moment when the huge mob of riders overtook the streets and surrounded all the vehicles on the road.

Police say the 82-year-old, after being rushed, escaped and drove over a bridge in an attempt to reach a police station for help, but was followed and his vehicle was attacked again.

Victim's family and state police both say they have no idea why they attacked the victim

Victim’s family and state police both say they have no idea why they attacked the victim

Police said the attack took place on Thursday afternoon when the gang of riders forced his car to the curb and began shattering the windows of his car (pictured)

Police said the attack took place on Thursday afternoon when the gang of riders forced his car to the curb and began shattering the windows of his car (pictured)

The victim's car remained in running order despite numerous attacks by the riders

The victim’s car remained in running order despite numerous attacks by the riders

Finally, the 82-year-old got out of traffic and drove into a gas station where he got out of his car and fell to the ground

Finally, the 82-year-old got out of traffic and drove into a gas station where he got out of his car and fell to the ground

As he continued to try to evade the attackers, he was stuck on a ramp in traffic and spoke through his windows as he tried to ask for help from occupants in other cars when a male driver began punching him through the open window.

While he was being attacked, the police said: other drivers kicked his car, while a suspect threw a piece of pipe through the car window and someone else threw a large rock at the vehicle, shattering one of the car windows.

According to his daughter, her father used his arm to protect his heart after he recently had heart surgery that resulted in bruising.

“All he could do was protect his heart,” she said. “That’s why he has such a big bruise on his arm.”

Finally, the 82-year-old got out of traffic and drove into a gas station where… where he got out of his car and fell to the ground.

Victim's daughter said the brutal attack left her father 'disheartened'

Victim’s daughter said the brutal attack left her father ‘disheartened’

EMS arrived at the scene and transported him to St Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton to be treated for his injuries.

The state police are still looking for possible persons involved.

‘This was a despicable and cowardly act; The investigation continues and we welcome any assistance from members of the public who may have witnessed this incident or any part of it or saw this group in Boston that night,” a Massachusetts State Police spokesman told the DailyMail.com

The victim’s daughter said the brutal attack, which she considers an attempted murder, left her father “disheartened”.

“He didn’t do anything wrong. He’s just traveling somewhere and then he’s attacked, and it’s heartbreaking for us to know it’s not safe for our 82-year-old father to be out alone,” she told WCBV. “Disheartened in humanity in general to know that one – or more than one – can come together and defeat a defenseless older man.”

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