Police Break Up Brutal Beating

3/16/2008 Merced 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.

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