SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. — A 30-year-old man is facing charges for allegedly attacking a teenager at a skate park.
Witnesses told police the attack was unprovoked.
Investigators said the incident started because the teenager wasn’t wearing a helmet.
Police don’t know what, if any, words may have been exchanged, but said there’s no provocation that could justify the suspect’s actions.
Blake O’Connor, 30, was trespassed from Satellite Beach Skate Park after Friday’s incident.
O’Connor is accused of punching a 15-year-old in the face repeatedly after approaching the teenager about not wearing a helmet.
A witness called police, while a park employee came to the teen’s defense after he said he saw him being kicked.
On Monday night, O’Connor was identified as the suspect in the case.
O’Connor has already posted his nearly $6,000 bond and is out of the Brevard County jail.
His initial charges include child abuse, battery, and brawling, but the State Attorney’s Office has yet to review the case.
Cox Media Group