Disabled Man Robbed, Assaulted (Video)
A disabled man was beaten and robbed in the stairwell of the Phoenix Place Apartments in Pontiac, Michigan on Sunday. The suspects then filmed the assault using the victim’s cell phone, and posted it on Facebook… on both their pages AND the victim’s page.[Brilliant – great way to get caught right away. Perhaps they needed a place to live?]
Unbelievable attack on a disabled man
On Sunday morning, police responded to reports of an injured man and found the 23 year old white victim lying in front of an apartment. Though authorities did not release the name of the disabled man, Frankie Santana told Itemonline that he was the victim.
He was spit on and kicked, and his eye was injured, but he told the news group that “nothing was broken.”
Black males Nikey Dashone Walker, 20, and Shadeed Dontae Bey, 20, both from Pontiac, were arrested Monday. They were charged with Home Invasion, Unarmed Robbery, and Aggravated Assault. Both have bond set at $25,000. Both are due back in court on December 8.
“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. 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.” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.
Preying on the disabled
Cerebral Palsy can be severe to mild. It is a neurological disorder that generally affects the muscles. The most common symptoms are a “lack of muscle coordination when performing voluntary movements; stiff or tight muscles and exaggerated reflexes; walking with one foot or leg dragging; walking on the toes, a crouched gait, or a “scissored” gait; and muscle tone that is either too stiff or too floppy.”
Whether a person is disabled or not is irrelevant. Thieves are thieves and these two obviously think their actions were funny. They are thugs, plain and simple.
Warning: The following video contains graphic violence and strong language.