Disturbing video shows the moment a mother and son were beaten up at the downtown Louisville skate park on Franklin Street.
It happened Monday evening when the mother and her 15-year-old son, who do not want to be identified, were enjoying time at the skate park. The mother said as she and her son were headed to the car to leave, someone who appeared to be a juvenile jumped on the car, which belonged to her mother, and dented the hood.
"Hey that's my mom's car!" the mother recalls yelling. "That's the only thing that came out of my mouth."
She said she told her son to not say a word, but he was attacked anyway.
"He went for him. I told him, 'Don't touch him! Don't touch my son! Don't touch him!' And he did," she said. "When he started putting his hands on my son, I put my hands on him. Next thing I know, I don't know how many people was on me."
The video shows the son on the ground getting punched in the head multiple times. His mother is in the back and said she was trying to protect her son when she was punched in the face.
"He didn't stand a chance. Put your hands on me," she said, holding back tears. "I would've taken that beating for him and me."
She said the fight felt like it went on for several minutes. When it ended, she called police, and an ambulance took her son to the hospital. She said he was released with cuts and bruises and soreness.
"My child that I brought into this world, that I'm responsible for, he didn't do a damn thing. He didn't say nothing. He didn't deserve this," the mother said. "The fact that I'm responsible for him and I couldn't protect him pisses me off."
She is now looking to police for answers. She said when police showed up, they talked to several people. Louisville Metro Police say they are aware of the incident and are investigating.