Boston Police report arresting a pair of men on charges they beat two other men early Sunday in the Financial District, just not badly enough to keep their victims from getting up and chasing them.
Police charge local Brian Dunphy, 21, and pal Matthew Kehoe, 21, of East Milton, jumped a couple of guys around 2:20 a.m. in Post Office Square, apparently for no particular reason.
Police say officers on patrol spotted the running scrum on Oliver Street, headed toward High. The pursuers, both with bloody faces and mouths told police:
They were punched and beaten to the ground, where they were kicked in the face by the suspects. The officers observed minor nicks and scratches with light specks of blood on the knuckles and hands of both suspects.
Dunphy and Kehoe were charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a shod foot.