Police Break Up Brutal Beating

March 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Merced police say they broke up a brutal baseball bat beating by pointing their weapons at a suspect.It happened on Main Street near R Street Saturday night.

Two police officers say they saw a guy from Sacramento pounding another man with a bat and they told him to drop it. But he wouldn't drop it until they pulled out a gun and a taser.

Witnesses say the suspect hit the other man at least 15 times and knocked him unconscious.

The suspect says he was trying to get back $200 from the guy he was beating.