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Motorist beaten after confronting cyclists, skateboarders in Burbank

A motorist was beaten Tuesday after confronting a group of cyclists and skateboarders in Burbank, police said.

The victim, described by police only as a 53-year-old man, reportedly pulled his truck up next to the group of four men at 6:30 p.m. on Olive Avenue near Glenoaks Boulevard and started yelling at them, said Burbank Officer Joshua Kendrick.

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It wasn't immediately known what prompted the verbal outburst, but soon after, the motorist pulled over and got out of his truck to confront the men. That's when one of them -- identified by police as Zack Morgan, 21 -- allegedly punched and kicked the motorist in the head multiple times, causing cuts across the man's forehead, according to police.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and received stitches, Kendrick said.

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Morgan was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

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