SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Seneca police said they arrested six men Wednesday in connection with the beating of a Franklin, NC, man outside a restaurant earlier this month.
The attack happened just before 1 a.m. on March 17 in the parking lot of Applebee's at 696 Bypass 123.
According to an incident report, police arrived to find a man lying face down in the parking lot.
The report said that a woman told police that there were several black men attacking the 32-year-old white man, whose identity was redacted.
"Upon exiting the restaurant he was jumped by a mob of individuals, and severely beaten about the head and torso," said John Covington, the Seneca police chief. "The report was that racial slurs were being used toward the victim."
The man told police that he didn't know what happened, didn't remember coming to the restaurant and didn't know why he was attacked, according to the report.