Mom says group of teens attacked son at her home

Posted at 4:41 AM, Apr 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-27 07:41:46-04

A Chula Vista mom told 10News that a group of teenagers is targeting her son and assaulting him.

Patty Corrales said a group of boys from Eastlake and Olympian high schools beat her son unconscious on her front porch.

"So I'm thinking he's dead," Corrales said. "What am I coming home to?"

Corrales claims the group of teens followed her 14-year-old son home from school recently, ganged up on him, kicked and punched him, and then smashed his head against a post while one of them recorded it on a cellphone.

"In the fight, one of the kids picked him up and slammed him on the ground," she said. "And so he's got several road rash [injuries] on his arms, a big wound on his head; and it's just horrible."

Chula Vista police Lt. Fritz Reber confirmed they are investigating the incident.

"We took a report of an assault with a deadly weapon," said Reber said, who noted that no weapon was used, but the boys kicked the victim when he was on the ground.

Reber said the victim refused to fight, so all four boys hit and kicked him several times, causing cuts and bruises. He said an ambulance was called and the victim was taken to the hospital.

"The investigators will have to work the case, interview the parties and consult with a DA on the case," Reber said. "It could be some time, but it does appear on the face of it to be the type of crime where [charges] will happen eventually to the suspects."

"The fact that they have the guts to come to my property, on my doorstep, and continue to beat him is what really shocks me," Corrales said.

Police said they believe Corrales' son is being targeted because of a fight that happened in middle school between him and one of the boys in the group.

Corrales brought out pages of threatening and profane messages the group has been constantly sending to her son.

She told 10News her family has been meeting him at the bus stop so the group cannot jump him again.