Live Boston reports Boston Police are "close to arrests" of four young men who beat a man to the ground and then just kept punching and kicking him as he lay there unconscious while fending off his girlfriend before jumping into an SUV stopped on Atlantic Avenue and speeding off early Friday.
The attack, shortly after midnight, was captured on video by at least two motorists, both of whom also made a point of capturing the vehicle's rear license plate.
One of the four attackers wore a blue Boston Fire Department T-shirt, of the sort you can buy outside Faneuil Hall; another wore a gray hoodie and what appeared to be a bloody bandage around his left knee.
One of the videos shows that one of the attackers broke off from the attack and jumped into the waiting silver Toyota SUV while the other three kept punching and kicking the prostrate man for a few more seconds. Then, with huge grins on their faces, they, too, ran into the SUV, whose driver took off.