A New York dad’s dream trip to Ireland quickly transformed into a nightmare when he was left seriously injured after being pummeled by a group of teens in Dublin, a report said.
Stephen Termini, 57, of Buffalo, worked odd jobs for a year in order to secure a trip to his family’s homeland — but found himself the victim of a brutal attack near the Store Street garda station last Wednesday night, local RTE reports.
Police said the man was beaten and kicked repeatedly by a group of youths just as he left his accommodations in the troubled neighborhood.
Termini may “lose one of his eyes and suffer lifelong disability” as a result of the attack, his family said.
Termini’s son, Mike Rizzuto, said he was heartbroken over the attack, as he remembered his father being over the moon about his trip to Ireland.
“Last time I spoke to him he was saving up every penny, doing odd jobs to get over to Ireland,” Rizzuto told RTE. “He was talking about playing music in Ireland. That’s where he wanted to be so it really sucks what happened to him.”
He added that Termini, an artist and musician, is a proud Irish-American who also spoke about the importance of their heritage and that the…