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2 skateboarders arrested in videotaped beating of LOVE Park ranger in Philly – The Patriot-News

With their faces seen far and wide in the viral videotape of their brutal beating of a Philadelphia park ranger in LOVE Park, the skateboarding suspects had no place to hide.

And two arrests have quickly followed in the nationally publicized case.

According to Fox News in Philly, 19-year-old Curtis Tanner, of Pottstown, Pa., and an unidentified 17-year-old now face charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and making terroristic threats in connection with the beating on Friday. 

Fox News writes that Tanner has been identified as the one seen punching, kicking and spitting on the ranger in the videotape made by a bystander.

The assault occurred after the ranger told a group of young people to stop skateboarding in the park.

Background: Video of the assault shot by a park visitor from New Jersey was posted on YouTube and resulted in hundreds of tips for detectives. Police said they are still looking for other teens pictured in the tape.

The park used to be a skateboarding mecca and was even featured in a video game. However, in 2000, the city passed an ordinance banning the activity on public property, including in Love Park, unless otherwise authorized. 

Watch the video:

(Warning: graphic content)

Article source: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/08/2_teens_arrested_in_videotaped.html