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Otay Ranch family upset over violent video

Posted at 11:22 PM, Apr 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 04:00:48-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A family in Otay Ranch is hoping a group of teens will face consequences for allegedly assaulting their teenage son.

The incident was captured on cell phone video and posted to social media by the teen's mother.

The family says their teen was waiting for his mom to pick him up at Cotixan Mexican Restaurant on Thursday after school, when a group of teens walked in and started kicking and punching the boy.

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In the video, you can see someone on the ground getting repeatedly punched and kicked. At one point in the seven-second clip, you can see someone throw a chair on the teen.

The boy's father, Margarito Martin, tells 10News he was shocked when he saw the video. He says everything started days before on Instagram, when, he says, his son told someone to stop harassing one of his friends. Martin says one teen then started messaging his son telling him he was going to beat him up.

Martin says the incident was reported to Chula Vista Police but he's worried the teens will get away with what they did.

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On Sunday, the Chula Vista Police department responded to 10News' request for comment. A captain confirmed the department is investigating the case.