VIDEO: Tourist followed, attacked near popular Los Angeles shopping district


LOS ANGELES (CBS NEWSPATH) – Security cameras captured the moments a tourist was followed then attacked while walking near the Melrose Avenue shopping district.  

The tourist doesn’t know he’s being followed and seconds later another camera captures the ambush.

The suspects swarmed the victim, hitting him and tackling him.

Shortly after the attack started, a good Samaritan in a truck stops to help the victim.

The fight continues, which causes the good Samaritan to grab something from his truck, chasing off the attackers.

“It’s pretty shocking and it’s pretty unusual,” according to a neighbor.

Neighbors say the area is pretty safe, but there are issues with crime.

Police say a juvenile has been arrested in connection with the incident and investigators are still looking for several others.

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