Men accused of robbing and beating disabled man and posting footage online
Two men are accused of robbing and beating a disabled man before posting the sickening footage to social media.
The two Michigan men were arrested earlier this week and are facing charges in connection with the horrific attack on Sunday morning.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to an apartment block in Pontiac where they discovered a badly beaten man unconscious in front of his apartment.
The 23-year-old victim, who has cerebral palsy, was the subject of a brutal attack which was filmed by the people who had just robbed him of his phone, he told police.
He told police the pair stole his phone and attacked him on when he followed them into the apartment building to retrieve it.
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The pair filmed the assault and posted the video on the victim’s Facebook page as well as their own personal pages.
Their victim is seen being attack and knocked unconscious before he is kicked on the ground and spat at.
Police named the suspects as Nikey Dashone Walker and Shadeed Dontae Bey, two 20-year-old men who were arrested on Monday.
Both have previous convictions for a variety of offences including felony larceny, possession of stolen property and trespassing.
“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,” said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.
“I am proud of the Deputies at the Pontiac Substation and the excellent investigative work that was completed in order to bring these two cowards to justice.”
They were arrested and face charges of home invasion, unarmed robbery and aggravated assault. Bond was set at $25,000 each.