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Gated Community Resident Assaults Security Guard in Puebla: A Viral Incident

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María Alejandra Trujillo
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Gated Community Resident Assaults Security Guard in Puebla: A Viral Incident

In a shocking incident that took place on the afternoon of November 27, 2023, a young man, residing in the affluent gated community of Lomas de Angelópolis in Puebla, was caught on camera physically assaulting a security guard. The violent altercation came to light after the security camera footage went viral on social media platforms, sparking a wave of concern and outrage among the residents of the community and the public at large.

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A Clash over Access Control

The incident transpired when the young man, identified on social networks as Patricio P., attempted to gain entry into the residential area. According to local reports, the security guard adhering to the security protocols, requested Patricio to switch lanes and present his identification for validation. However, his ID was seemingly invalid when scanned. Irked by the security measures, Patricio reportedly launched a physical assault on the guard.

Caught on Camera

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The entire incident was captured by a fellow resident who was patiently awaiting her turn to enter the gated community. The video shows Patricio, visibly agitated, flinging threats at the security personnel, and repeatedly attempting to aggress him. The security guard, in stark contrast, refrained from retaliating against the unprovoked violence.

The Aftermath of the Incident

The security guard, who suffered a nose fracture, was subsequently rushed to the hospital. As of Tuesday, he remains hospitalized, as reported by local media. The blatant assault has caused alarm among the residents of Lomas de Angelópolis, raising questions about the safety and protocols in gated communities.

Despite the incident's public visibility, it remains unclear whether a formal complaint has been lodged against Patricio P. No official statements have been issued by the concerned authorities on the incident or the measures to be taken in response to it.

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