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Thief asks teen, before striking him, 'You bang?'

A woman, her teen-age son and his friend were stopped by car thieves Sunday in south Fort Worth, and the friend was hit with a beer bottle, police said.

The incident happened at about 7:40 p.m. in the 4000 block of May Street, said Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman.

The 33-year-old woman and the two boys, both 16, were in a car northbound on May Street when a car with no lights on "pulled in front of her causing her to stop," Henderson said.

Another car pulled behind her, which blocked her in, Henderson said. Two young men got out of separate cars and approached the passenger side of the woman's car.

The woman and her son, who was in the the backseat, got out and ran from the scene, Henderson said.

But the son's friend, Henderson said, "was confronted by the two suspects who asked, 'You bang? Who you represent?'"

The victim responded that he wasn't in a gang, but one of the men pulled him from the car, struck him in the back of the head with a bottle and then punched him twice in the face, causing him to "fall to the ground," Henderson said.

He was not seriously hurt, however, Henderson said.

The two men drove away in the woman's car, which was recovered at about 10 p.m. in the 3700 block of Bryan Street, Henderson said. That location was about a half mile northeast of where the car was taken on May Street.

They were described as Hispanic men in their early 20s, Henderson said. One was bald about 5-feet-9-inches tall, 230 pounds; the other was 5-feet-11 and 150 pounds.

Both men had "multiple tattoos on their arms," Henderson said.

Anyone with information about the crime can call robbery detectives at 817-392-4370.

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