After attending a wedding, Patrick and Brooke Kane and their friends stopped for a late-night snack at Geno’s, a well-known Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant. While there, Brooke Kane’s friend casually asked a group of men if she could bum a cigarette. The request didn’t go over well. “That is when the guys just lost their minds,” Patrick Kane told Philly.com.
Kane claims one man stood up, placed his hand over the woman’s face and pushed her across the sidewalk. Kane said the man then screamed: “Don’t mess with us — we belong to ISIS!”
Brooke Kane tried to help her friend, but her husband told WCAU-TV that her efforts only made matters worse. “He got in her face and said, ‘What makes you think I’m joking?’” Kane recalled.
That’s when Kane and another man who was with them got physically involved — and then all five men in the group began beating them. “I got hit in the nose,” Kane, 31, told WCAU. “I got hit in the back of the head.”
The 5 men were all caught on surveillance video. Playback shows they took off in two cars — a dark colored pickup truck and an SUV — both with New Jersey license plates.
Police are also looking for one woman described as a getaway driver.
However, police did not provide information about the assault, but said the video of it was “too graphic” to release.
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