The youths punched and kicked the man, forcing him to the pavement. One of the youth threw stones at him.
Three of the youths were charged with lynching.
The crime was reported March 23, 2015.
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Spartanburg police took four teens into custody after an attack at a grocery store, according to an incident report.
The 57-year-old victim told officers that the incident happened Saturday afternoon while he was at Sunny's Grocery Store on Westview Boulevard.
According to the man, a group of boys between the ages of 10 and 18 started making negative comments toward him.
The man said the boys yelled, "He's drunk. Let's kick his (expletive)."
According to the incident report, the man reported that the boys kicked and punched him, and then pushed him to the ground.
The man told police one of the boys threw rocks at him during the beating.
A witness told police she yelled at the boys and threatened to call the police if they didn't stop.
According to the witness, the boys said, "Go ahead and call them."
The witness told police that the boys then ran off.
An officer eventually caught up with the boys after a short chase.
According to the incident report, police charged Kendrick Land, 17, with lynching and took him to the Spartanburg County Detention Facility.
Two of the other suspects were charged with lynching, but were taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice because of their ages.
A fourth suspect was issued a court summons and released to his mother.
According to the incident report, the man did not have any visible injuries and didn't complain of any non-visible injuries.
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