BALTIMORE - Baltimore City Police have arrested a member of a neighborhood patrol group and charged him with assault after a 15-year-old boy was attacked last month.
According to police, the teen victim was walking near the corner of Fallstaff and Labyrinth Roads on November 19th, when three members of a community watch group known as "Shomrim" approached him.
The victim told police that the men, including 23-year-old Eliyahu Werdesheim who has since been charged with the assault, knocked him to the ground and hit him in the head with a radio.
Werdesheim's attorney, Andrew Alperstein, says his client was acting in self defense and claims that the 15-year-old boy was armed with a two-by-four with nails in it and swung it at him.
Werdesheim is a former Special Forces soldier for the Israeli Army, but has been released from police custody on a $50,000 unsecured bond.
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