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Surveillance video shows violent, unprovoked attack on a child at Florida gas station

Surveillance video captures violent attack outside Florida gas station

According to a Facebook post from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, surveillance video shows a violent attack in the parking lot of a Circle K.
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According to a Facebook post from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, surveillance video shows a violent attack in the parking lot of a Circle K.

A violent scene played out Friday night outside a Circle K in Silver Springs, Florida.

According to a Facebook post from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, surveillance video shows the chaos in the parking lot.

Two suspects, Brandon Clanton and Julia Napiontek, both 18, were arrested in the attack on four victims, including an 11-year-old girl.

Newly released surveillance video shows the altercation, in which you can see Napiontek drag a girl out of the truck and batter her on the ground.

Victims told MCSO deputies that they did not know their attackers, nor did they know the motive for the confrontation.

The faces of the suspects are clearly visible on camera, said deputies; Napiontek and Clanton were located, arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail. Napiontek was charged with battery and aggravated child abuse, and Clanton was charged with battery and simple assault.

According to the Facebook post, this is not the first time Clanton has behaved this way. The suspect was out on bond at the time of this attack for a separate, similar incident in August.

The police report says during this instance, Clanton approached a 17-year-old (whom he did not know) in a convenience store, striking him multiple times. The victim, who was shopping for a drink for his grandmother, needed seven stitches on his face because of the unprovoked attack.

Clanton was also charged with aggravated child abuse in that case.

He is currently behind bars with a court date of Oct. 30.

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