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Weatherman beaten up by gang of teens after defending older man they were harassing

Weatherman beaten up by gang of teens after defending older man they were harassing

Fox News weatherman Adam Klotz revealed he was beaten up by a group of teenagers in New York

A weatherman in the US has revealed how he was beaten up by a gang of teenagers after defending an older man they were harassing.

Adam Klotz, a Fox News weather presenter, said he was attacked by the youngsters when he was walking home from an NFL game, having intercepted when he saw them ‘hassling’ someone.

Posting a video to Instagram, Klotz showed how he was left with a badly bruised face after being slammed to the ground and being beaten, saying he also suffered bruising to his ribs.

“You should see the other guy,” he joked with a chuckle, only to stop himself, admitting it hurt to laugh.

“My side is so much worse than my face.”

He then explained how the ‘other guy’ was actually a group of ‘children’, asking: “Where are the parents?”

In a second video, Klotz recalled how – while his first post may not have seemed as though he took it seriously – the kids really landed some hits on him.

Adam Klotz.

He said: “Last night, coming home from watching the [New York] Giants game at a bar, on the subway, this older gentleman was being hassled by this group of seven or eight teens.

“And I was like, 'Yo, guys, cut that out'. And they decided, 'Alright, he's not gonna get it, then you're going to get it', and boy did they give it to me.

“They had me on the ground, my ribs are all kinds of bruised up, too. They got their hits in.”

Klotz went on to say the older stranger he had been helping was ‘fine’, and that police had managed to catch some of the teens – with a rep for the NYPD telling the New York Post on Sunday (22 January): “Juvenile reports were prepared, and their parents were called to pick them up.”

He had a badly bruised face.
Instagram/Adam Klotz

Klotz’s face looked painful, but he stressed he would be fine, suggesting what happened to him sadly wasn’t unusual for New York.

He continued: “That guy, he got out of there, he’s fine. And the cops grabbed a couple of these kids, and I got x-rays. I’m okay, this is all going to heal.

“So it’s all good, you know what I mean? New York City... New York City, what a place. The Big Apple!”

When social media users called him out for appearing to find the whole thing so ‘funny’, Klotz tweeted: “I’m not gonna go thru life angry. Imma gonna do the hard thing and find a way to smile and laugh while I’m doing it.”

He also responded to a headline that claimed he was ‘viciously beaten by teens’, joking that it may have been ‘true’, but that it was doing ‘way more damage’ to his ego than the physical beating did.

Featured Image Credit: Adamklotzfnc/Instagram/eye35/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: US News