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Man attacked after standing up to rowdy teens at McDonald's

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A man who stepped up to try and diffuse an escalating situation at a McDonald's restaurant ended up in the back of an ambulance.

Portland police are searching for five teens who attacked a local couple after an altercation at the McDonald's on Northeast 39th and Hancock Monday afternoon.

Nick Ellis said a group of kids were threatening the restaurant's manager. When one customer said he was going to call 911, Ellis said he told the teens, "Just shut up and just go."

The group left and Ellis and his wife followed about 10 minutes later. They were heading home on their bicycles when the teens spotted them at Northeast 36th and Schuyler.

"They just pushed me right off my bike and before I had the chance to even get up, they were already beating my face and kicking me in the ribs," Ellis said.

Taylor Ellis tried to help by covering up her husband. She started crying and screaming, but she got punched too.

"That's the man I love," she said. "I wanted them off of him."

A neighbor called 911 and the boys, who Nick Ellis said could have been as young as 14, finally ran away.

"Tell us who they are so they don't do this to somebody else," said Taylor Ellis. "And they can have consequences for what they did to my husband."

The owner of the McDonald's restaurant has surveillance video of the teens. That video is now in the hands of Portland police.

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