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17-year-old boy beats teen, brags about it on Instagram: police

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Michael J. Dibernardo

Michael J. Dibernardo

BRUNSWICK, N.Y. (AP/PIX11) — Police say a 17-year-old upstate New York boy has been arrested after he posted a video on Instagram bragging about beating up another teen.

The Times Union of Albany reports theMichael J. Dibernardo, 17, was charged last week with assault and criminal mischief.

Police say he punched a teen in the face and stomped on his cellphone at a party in Brunswick in Rensselaer County on April 19. He then appeared in a video on Instagram bragging about the beating. The victim was not identified by police.

Dibernardo was contacted by police and turned himself in Wednesday, police said.