Daily Outrage: Surveillance camera captures mob beating Vallejo city worker 

WHAT: Dozens of teenagers watched a mob of some 40 assailants beat a 46-year-old city of Vallejo backhoe operator, fracturing his skull, breaking his jaw and collarbone, knocking several teeth out and stealing his wallet. The entire attack was recorded on surveillance video, beginning when the worker confronted a group of kids who had been throwing rocks at him.

WHY: Neighbors and merchants say the area near Vallejo High School has become a combat zone, with gunshots and muggings being a daily routine. Meanwhile, the cash-strapped North Bay city cut its police force from 150 to about 100 officers.

WHAT’S NEXT: Police distributed the video to TV news and are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to arrests. The beating happened in broad daylight at 3:19 p.m. Monday. But so far, nobody has come forward to identify any suspects.

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