Police: Man shown beaten in video started fight


Bakersfield police say a man seen being punched by a truck driver along the side of a road in a video posted to social media, is the one who started the altercation.

Police say the man jumped on the other man’s truck, damaged a rear view mirror and attacked the truck driver when he got out to check on it. That all happens before the video is recorded, according to police.

The viewer who sent the video to 17 News said the fight took place on South H Street near Highway 58 Wednesday afternoon.

Neither man wants the other to be prosecuted, police said.

There is no criminal investigation ongoing.

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