04/01/2013 02:36 pm ET

William Busker Allegedly Robs, Beats Man To Prove He's Not A Cop

A New Orleans man is accused of kicking and punching someone into a bloody pulp just to prove that he wasn't a police officer.

Police say William Busker, 22, was attempting to buy cocaine inside a strip club Sunday morning, the Times-Picayune reported.

The drug dealer asked Busker to steal from someone to demonstrate that he wasn't a cop, cops said, according to FOX 8.

Busker allegedly followed a 31-year-old man out of the club and snatched his wallet. The man fought back, Fox 8 reported, and police say Busker punched and kicked him until he was unconscious.

Police found the victim lying in a pool of blood. He was treated for facial injuries and missing teeth.

Busker was charged with second-degree battery, armed robbery and flight from an officer, according to the Times-Picayune.

Busker was taken to a local hospital after telling he had broken his foot kicking the victim. He was then taken into custody on $52,500 bail.

Busker's Facebook page states that he attended school at the "School of Hard Knocks, University of Life."