On Sunday night, a 44-year-old man riding on a Dallas Area Rapid Transit train was beaten by a group of other passengers after he said he asked them to stop smoking marijuana.
The video of the attack has now gone viral.
“When they started smoking, I’m like, ‘Come on, man. We’re on a train. Can y’all just wait? Just wait,” Kennan Jones told NBC5.
Then a young woman spat in his face, Jones said.
In the video, posted on Facebook by another passenger, a group of five to seven people are showing kicking, punching and slapping Jones. One woman yelled “get him” as he tried to deflect the punches.
The fight eventually spilled out onto the platform. At one point, Jones got up off the ground and started walking. The group soon attacked again, at one point with a skateboard, until he was left motionless on the ground.
The group then piled back onto a train and continued their ride.
“In my mind I was like ‘just don’t pass out. God don’t let them kill me,” Jones told NBC5.
DART spokesman Mark Ball said police were notified immediately and were on the scene within a few minutes.
“We apologize for this happening. Especially to that customer,” Ball said, according to WFAA8. “This is not something we want happening on DART’s trains. So, we actually want to catch these individuals and we want to prosecute them.”
No one from the Dallas Police Department or DART were available for comment early Thursday.
No arrests in the case have been made. An investigation is ongoing.
After the beating, Jones, whose injuries included bruised ribs, was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
“I’m resting in the fact that I’m alive,” Jones told WFAA 8.