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Allston man beaten with own scooter helmet

Fracas breaks out in court as husband uses protective gear as weapon.

A scooter rider charged with breaking a woman’s window with his helmet was beaten down the next day by the woman’s husband as he left his court arraignment.



According to police reports, Nathaniel Freedberg, 52, of Allston, was in court yesterday facing malicious destruction of property charges after he allegedly followed a woman who cut him off on his scooter and smashed her car window with his helmet on Sunday.



The woman and her 4-month-old son were inside the vehicle when Freedberg allegedly hit it so hard that it shattered on the woman.



While leaving Brighton District Court yesterday after facing those charges, Freedberg was allegedly attacked by the woman’s husband.



Fernando Castro-Laboy, 34, of Jamaica Plain, took Freedberg’s helmet and hit him over the head with it as he left the court.



Police separated the fight, and Castro-Laboy allegedly kept saying to officers ““I [expletive] him up. You don’t mess with someone else’s family.”



Castro-Laboy was held on $500 cash bail and ordered to stay out of Allston and away from Freedberg.



Freedberg posted $200 cash bail, was ordered to stay away from Castro-Laboy’s wife, and will return to court on Aug. 24.

 
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