(Millington, TN) Three people are facing charges after investigators say they beat a man because he told their friend to stop riding a Moped at night in the neighborhood.
It happened off Navy Road in Millington, in a neighborhood where you see kids playing in the streets.
Neighbors on Commander Road say mopeds and dirt bikes are taking over.
“Morning, afternoon, nighttime, 40 to 50 miles per hour, going up and down the street. They don’t care if the kids are out here playing,” father Tony Martinez said.
“They have no respect for children at all,” Ashley Maccarino said.
On the night of April 26th, Maccarino’s husband was fed up with the noise, and a bike kept going up and down the street.
“We have twin girls who are 11 months old, we didn’t want them to wake up my husband went out there and nicely asked them to stop,” she said.
She says the teens cursed them, sped off, then came back with friends.
“They were standing right there in the middle of the street hollering, ‘Who is the mother****** that told my friend he needs to get off his moped,’” she said.
That’s when she said her husband was jumped.
“My husband fell in the ditch and all four of them were on him and I was trying to pull them off,” she said.
According to the police report, the teens kicked Zachery Maccarino.
The report says they took his flashlight and beat him with it, hitting his head.
His wife was also hit.
“They pushed me into that concrete ditch with those rocks and busted my head,” she said.
Three people were arrested: Josh Owens, James Black and Joshua Black.
Black claimed it was self-defense and that Maccarino touched his brother first.
“He’s saying everybody jumped him. Nobody jumped him. My little brother beat him up and he just got his feelings hurt because he’s a big old guy,” Black said.
Black said the Moped that started it all won’t be a problem anymore.
“He’s actually going to sell the Moped, it hasn’t been nothing but bad luck,” he said.