Second teen arrested in elderly beating

UPDATE: Police have arrested a second suspect after he turned himself into the Pinellas Park Police Department.

According to detectives, the suspect denies any part of the attack, but does admit to the theft of the motor vehicle.

He is currently charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and was transported to the juvenile assessment center.

Police are still looking for Jazmine Burney, 15.


Pinellas Park, Florida -- The Pinellas Park Police Department has arrested one of the three teens suspected of attacking an 83-year-old man and stealing his car.

It all started Tuesday around 10 a.m. when Charles Clark was getting out of his car at his apartment complex. One of the suspects allegedly came from behind and started beating him and then stabbed him. Another person tried to beat Clark as well, but Clark was able to fight him off.

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"I kept hitting, hitting, and hitting," says Clark.

He then screamed for help and, once neighbors noticed what was going on, the three teens fled on their bikes.

Clark says the three suspects that beat him up ended up stealing his keys.

"They must've grabbed them while they were fighting me," says Clark.

Around 4 a.m., police reportedly noticed Clark's car was missing and found three bicycles near his parking spot. His vehicle was later found abandoned in a St. Petersburg neighborhood. It is currently being processed for evidence.

"When they came back last night that's a little icing on the cake," says Ala Ryder, who lives next door to Clark.

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Ryder can't believe that the suspects had the nerve to return.

"It scares you, it scares you," says Ryder.

For Clark, he says he's glad his car was recovered and can only hope now those responsible will have their day in court.

"I want to know why? Why do something like this? Why do you have to be like that?" says Clark.

Two of the teens have been arrested and are in police custody. In keeping with our 10 News Crime Guidelines we will not be identifying the name of the teens. The other teen sought is Jazmine Burney, 15. Under the 10 News Crime Guidelines, we normally don't identify juveniles, but we are doing so in this case because the Pinellas Park Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding them.

Below are surveillance images of two of the suspects riding bikes shortly before Tuesday's attack:


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