A 17-year-old boy was struck several times with a baseball bat in Palo Alto after he defended his mother from crude sexual remarks made by two men.
The East Palo Alto teen and his mother were dropping off his sister at her place of work in the 2200 block of East Bayshore Road near Laura Lane on Sept. 26 at about 4 p.m. Two men standing in the driveway made sexual comments directed at the mother, Palo Alto police Agent Robert Parham said.
The teen and the men exchanged words and one of the men approached the victim with a bat and began striking him on the legs. The men are believed to have left in a vehicle, but no description was made available.
The teen was not hospitalized but had redness on his legs, including a bruised left knee, Parham said.
Palo Alto police are seeking the men for assault with a deadly weapon and the investigation is continuing, Parham said. The men are described as Hispanic, both 5 feet 6 inches tall. One is in his 40s and the other is in his 20s.
One man weighed 170 pounds and wore a tan shirt, black pants and brown sandals and had a beard. The other man weighed 260 pounds and wore a white T-shirt, black shorts and was barefoot. He had long black hair.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Palo Alto police 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.