Two Detroit men were arrested after robbing a disabled man, beating him, stealing his cellphone and then posting video of the attack online.
Shadeed Dontae Bey, left, and Nikey Dashone, both 20 and residents of Pontiac.
(Photo: Oakland County Sheriff’s office)
Here’s the video of the brutal beating.
(Warning on Violent Content)
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ABC News reported:
Two men a sheriff labelled “cowards” stole a cellphone from a suburban Detroit man with cerebral palsy, beat him, recorded the assault on his cellphone and posted it to his Facebook page, authorities said.
Nikey Dashone Walker and Shadeed Dontae Bey were arrested following the Sunday morning attack in a stairwell at the 23-year-old victim’s apartment complex in Pontiac, the Oakland County sheriff’s department said.
“Preying on those in our community who suffer from disabilities will not be tolerated and furthermore, to have the audacity to post their actions on the victim’s page is beyond belief,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a statement. Police have released video of the attack.
Authorities have not released the name of the victim, but Frankie Santana, a resident at the complex, told WJBK-TV that he was the man who was assaulted.
“Why would they do that and put it on Facebook? That’s how you are going to get caught real quickly,” Santana said.
Bouchard credited the work of his investigators for bringing “these two cowards to justice.”
The 20-year-old suspects were arraigned Tuesday on charges including assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, and ordered held on $25,000 bond ahead of a Dec. 8 court date. If convicted, they could be sent to prison for 10 years.