Marine Gets Beat Down Trying to Stop Bullying Attack

A good Samaritan gets attacked after stepping in to stop young kid from being bullied.
1:56 | 09/07/13

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with that hero stepping in to stop three bullies from picking on a younger boy, all caught on camera. His bravery got him a brutal beatdown from the thugs. But the good samaritan is saying, despite his severe injuries, it was worth it. Reporter: He may be a former marine. But he's a man still on a mission. The moral kind. It's a brutal beatdown, caught on camera. This morning, we're hearing from the man at the receiving end of that thrashing. A man many are calling a hero. All of a sudden, I was in the middle of a melee. Reporter: He's a former marine and father of two. His instinct to protect kicking into overdrive when he stumbled upon three men bullying 14-year-old dion wright. Wright's own father tried to help. I seen these guys were not backing down. And I had to keep them at bay. And then, I looked up. Here's mr. Jones. Reporter: Before he knew it, jones was taking the brunt of the attack and fell unconscious. Once police showed up, the suspects, eric dieter, tiler carswell and cody ruin, fled the scene. Jones was sent to the hospital with a broken eye bone. This morning, he says it's all in the line of duty. Moral duty. And says he'd do it again. Doing the right thing is always the right thing. If he didn't receive a purple heart when he was in the military serving, he deserves one now. He's a true samaritan. All three suspects have been arrested and charges with aggravated battery. Those charges have been upgraded to felonies because jones' injuries were so severe. A lot of news overnight. For that, as always, we turn back to ron claiborne.

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