Then they posted the video on Facebook. The mentally disabled man told reporters his mother told him never to hit a girl.
The News-Tribune reported:
Prosecutors charged teenage girls in the beating of a mentally disabled man, after video of the attack was posted on Facebook and provoked outrage in their southeast Missouri community.
The incident happened about two weeks ago in Caruthersville. The video shows the girls punching Louis Crocker, a man known around town as “Cool Breeze” who is mentally disabled and who drinks heavily, according to his family.
The girls are in juvenile custody and were due in court Thursday on undisclosed juvenile charges. Prosecutors are also considering charges against a man who is seen with the girls in the video clip. He told KFVS-TV that Crocker threw the first punch (http://bit.ly/NzY2jv ).
Crocker told the station the girls simply attacked him.
“I told her (one of the girls) to leave me alone,” Crocker said. “She’s 15. I said ‘Baby leave me alone.’ I mind my own business, and I sit here and I drink.”
He said he refused to fight back because the attackers were girls.
“My mama always told me before she died, ‘You hit a woman you’re not a man,”’ said Crocker.
He said he wasn’t seriously hurt, but he thinks the girls should be punished.
What lovely young ladies.