Two “cowards” filmed themselves beating up a man with cerebral palsy using his own cell phone, then uploaded the evidence to the victim’s Facebook page, authorities in Michigan said.
Nikey Dashone Walker and Shadeed Dontae Bey, both 20, were arrested Monday for Sunday’s attack, which took place inside a stairwell at the victim’s Pontiac apartment complex, Oakland County Sheriff’s Department said.
Authorities said two men stole the 23-year-old victim’s cell phone and filmed the attack after he tried to get it back.
A graphic video released by the sheriff's department shows the men viciously kicking and punching him until he appears unconscious on the floor.
“Record it. Hold on, record it,” one of the men says just after the victim falls to the ground after he appears to try to fight back.
At one point, one of the two men pauses to grin at the camera and boast about what he's done. He appears to say the man is "sleeping."
“Come on let’s go,” one of them eventually says, leaving the victim lying on the ground as they return to the stairs.
Walker and Bey were arraigned Tuesday on charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder; home invasion; and unarmed robbery -- all felonies.
They were both ordered held on $250,000 bond.
"Violence toward those with disabilities will never be tolerated,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement Tuesday. “We are proud of the quick arrests by our investigators to bring closure to this horrific crime."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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