PONTIAC (WWJ) – Two Pontiac men are behind bars accused of robbing a disabled man, beating him up and posting video of the assault on Facebook.
The attack happened Sunday morning, according to Oakland County Sheriff’s officials, at the Phoenix Place Apartments in Pontiac. Deputies, called to the scene on reports of an injured man found the 23-year-old victim, who suffers from cerebral palsy, lying in front of an apartment.
An investigation revealed that the man had been robbed and then beaten in a stairwell while one of the assailants filmed the assault using the victim’s cell phone. The suspects, it was discovered, then posted video of the beating both to the victim’s Facebook page and to their own pages.
[WARNING: Video contains extensive strong language, racial epithets – WATCH IT HERE].
Nikey Dashone Walker and Shadeed Dontae Bey, both 20-year-old Pontiac residents, were arrested Monday in connection with the disturbing crime.
“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.”
Walker and Bey were arraigned in 50th District Court Tuesday on charges of home invasion, unarmed robbery and aggravated assault. Bond was set at $25,000 each, no 10 percent.
Authorities say both Walker and Bey have a criminal history. They’re due back in court for a hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Cerebral palsy is a brain disorder that can affect movement, posture and muscle coordination.