Two adult men and a teenager are behind bars in Florida after beating a disabled Navy Veteran who came to the aid of a turtle they were torturing.

Gary Blough said he came upon the group in Daytona Beach as they were taking the turtle and slamming it down as hard as they could on its shell. He said they were kicking the animal and moving it away from the water as well.

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He told them to leave it alone and was helping it back towards the water. 

“While I had my head turned, two of them started hitting me in the back of the head and punching me," Blough told Fox 35. "Next thing I know we’re in a scuffle and I’m fighting three of them at the same time defending myself.” 

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