Assault of man with disability taped, posted online

A still frame taken from video that shows two men assaulting a man with cerebral palsy. (Nov. 29, 2015)


PONTIAC, Mich. (WOOD) — Two Pontiac men have been charged after allegedly robbing and attacking a man with cerebral palsy, recording it on the victim’s cellphone and then posting the video online.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to the Phoenix Place Apartments in Pontiac around 8:30 a.m. Sunday after a report of an injured man lying on the ground in front an apartment.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they learned that two men had stolen the victim’s cellphone in his apartment. When the victim, a 23-year-old with cerebral palsy, followed them into a stairwell, they assaulted him.

Detectives were told the attackers had recorded the assault on the cellphone, which they then posted to the victim’s Facebook page and their pages.

Suspects Shadeed Bey and Nikey Walker, both 20 years old, were arrested Monday. When police searched the residence where they were arrested, they found the stolen cellphone.

Left: Shadeed Bey. Right: Nikey Walker.
Left: Shadeed Bey. Right: Nikey Walker.

Tuesday, Bey and Walker were each arraigned on charges of home invasion, unarmed robbery and aggravated assault. Bond was set at $25,000 each.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Walker has a criminal history that includes car theft and Bey has a criminal record out of North Carolina that includes felony larceny, trespassing, possession of stolen goods, possession of a controlled substance and resisting police.

Both are expected back in court on Dec. 8.

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