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July 25, 2011
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Video: Man stuck in drain says gang members attacked him

Jared Medeiros, 21, says attackers threw his phone down the drain, where he became stuck

ABC News 10

CERES, Calif. - A man found stuck head-first inside a storm drain early Thursday morning said he wasn't drunk and it wasn't an accident.

Jared Medeiros, 21, claimed he was brutally attacked and robbed by gang members at the 2200 block of Hale Aloha Way. According to Medeiros, one of his attackers threw Medeiros' cell phone into the drain and Medeiros went to retrieve it to call 911 before he got stuck.

"I walked passed them and then one of them hit me from behind," said Medeiros, who said he was walking from his house in the neighborhood to his friend's up the street when four young men walked toward him throwing gang signs.

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