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Assault on Teens

"They started running up on us, and we were trying to defend ourselves, and boxing back, but there were too many of them they were getting out of cars and coming down the alley," says Glenn Westmorelend. "They started running up on us, and we were trying to defend ourselves, and boxing back, but there were too many of them they were getting out of cars and coming down the alley," says Glenn Westmorelend.
"I'm going to be honest with you, I tried to throw hands with them, but there were too many of them," says Charmane Rockmore. "I'm going to be honest with you, I tried to throw hands with them, but there were too many of them," says Charmane Rockmore.

The men who beat up and robbed two Amarillo teens are still on the loose. The teens who were working at the time, are recovering from the attack. NewsChannel 10's Marissa Bagg has their story, and what they've learned from it.

The boys were selling newspapers for the Globe News Wednesday night off 15th and Houston, when they say they were attacked by up to 15 men. They say trying to run away was not an option.

"They started running up on us, and we were trying to defend ourselves, and boxing back, but there were too many of them they were getting out of cars and coming down the alley," says Glenn Westmorelend. 

Westmorelend was hit in the head with a beer bottle, then the attackers stole the jersey off his back. His friend Charmane was stabbed in the shoulder.

"I'm going to be honest with you, I tried to throw hands with them, but there were too many of them," says Charmane Rockmore. 

Westmorelend's mom says she never thought this could happen while her son was working.

"When I saw them, I just started crying. I'm just going to keep him at home, since this happened, I don't want it to happen again," says Wilma Westmorelend.

What would you say to parents whose children work this kind of job? "Don't send them out, don't let them do this kind of job, find them something else to do besides this kind of job," says Westmorelend. 

Both boys say they now know what they can do to prevent another attack.

"Don't walk in the dark by yourself, and watch your back," says Glenn Westmorelend. 

No arrests have been made yet in the attack. If you have any information on the incident, call police.

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