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Video shows group violently attacking Brockton man in road rage incident

BROCKTON, Mass. — A group of people were caught on camera viciously attacking a 69-year-old man and his friend in a road rage incident last month, Brockton Police said.

Carlos Cardoso is still in a hospital recovering, his family said. He can’t speak and has no feeling or movement on one side of his body. Cardoso’s 35-year-old friend was also attacked and suffered a broken jaw, according to Cardoso’s daughter, Stephanie.

“I see my brother on the floor [in the video], I cry,” said Vatil Cardoso, Carlos’ brother.

The beatings happened Sept. 24 on Walnut St. Police spokesperson Darren Duarte said the attack was the result of an argument over a broken sideview mirror.

Investigators released surveillance video of the incident Friday in hopes someone from the public could help identify the suspects. Two people have already been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, police said. Their names were not released.

Cardoso is the longtime owner of Cardoso Café on Montello St. and is a well-known businessman in Brockton. Stephanie said her father is making progress but it’s unclear when he will be released from the hospital.

Anyone with information on the case or who can identify the people in the video are urged to call the Brockton Police Detective Bureau at 508-941-0234.

Warning this video showing the assault may be hard to watch.


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