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Sandy man still struggling with injuries after four teens attacked him

Nov 22, 2022, 10:05 PM | Updated: Nov 23, 2022, 6:36 am

SANDY, Utah — Mykl Neufeld’s bedroom window backs up to Dewey Bluth Park in Sandy.

On Oct. 17, the weather was warm. He had just arrived home after a bike ride and his window was open.

“I heard a bunch of yelling and screaming, basically a whole bunch of kids in the back here by Dewey Park,” Neufeld told KSL TV.

Neufeld said there are lots of issues at the park, mainly with teenagers.

On this day, he felt like someone might be in trouble, so he walked over to see what was going on. He said there was a big group of teens that appeared to be ready to fight. So, he tried to break things up.

“I just tried to calm everything down, have everybody leave,” he said.

The exact opposite happened — the teens attacked Neufeld and, according to court documents, continued attacking him after he was unconscious. Now, a month later, he’s dealing with the aftermath of it all.

Four teens attack man leaving him unconscious

“A broken ankle, a skull fracture, lacerations to the head, seven staples put in the left side of my head,” Neufeld said.

Those were the official injuries. He’s now left with blurred vision, vertigo and constant pain.

“I go to bed every day with headaches.”

Four teens — ages 15 to 17 — face felony aggravated assault and riot charges. All four will be tried in juvenile court.

Neufeld hasn’t seen the video the teens circulated on Snapchat after the attack and said he doesn’t want to. While he hopes justice is served to the teens, he said it’s more important for him to focus on his own well-being.

“I think we, as a society, need to be better. We need to make better judgments and just need to better human beings to each other.”

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