Two men robbed and beat a Michigan man with cerebral palsy all the time recording it on cell phone video. When the robbery and the attack was over, the two assailants posted the video to the victim's Facebook page as well as their own pages.
A severely disabled man with cerebral palsy was robbed of his cell phone and viciously attacked on Sunday morning in Pontiac, Mich. After stealing the victim’s cell phone, the two attackers began to beat him all the while capturing it on cell phone video. After the robbery and beating was completed, the two assailants went and posted the video of the man’s beating to his own Facebook page.
Even hard core veteran police officers were simply stunned, reports The Washington Post. The Oakland County, Michigan, sheriff, Michael Bouchard was simply beside himself. In a released statement, Sheriff Bouchard said, “preying on those in our community who suffer from disabilities will not be tolerated and furthermore, to have the audacity to post their action’s on the victim’s page is beyond belief.”
The victim, 23, was standing in a stairwell of his apartment building when he was approached, robbed, and attacked. The victim’s name is not being released. The Pontiac police have arrested a pair of 20-year-olds, Nikey Dashone Walker and Shadeed Dontae Bey. Pontiac is a suburban town about 30 miles from Detroit.
The video was made on the victim’s cell phone and began with a vision of the victim standing at the bottom of the stairwell with his fists balled up in preparation of trying to defend himself. His attacker reached out and delivered a kick to his groin and the disabled man fell to the ground. The attacker then told his accomplice to “Hold on. Record it.”
After the theft and the beating, the two suspects posted the video of the beating to the victim’s Facebook page as well as to their own Facebook pages. They are being held on various felony charges including robbery, battery, and home invasion. If Bey and Walker are convicted, they could each get at least 20 years in prison. Both Walker and Bey have extensive criminal records.