YouTube Beating Victim Suffers Seizure
Police rushed a homeless New Jersey man whose videotaped beating was posted on YouTube to the hospital after he suffered a seizure.The Asbury Park Press reports David Ivins was at the Belmar Police Department Wednesday night picking up a bicycle that had been donated to him when he became stricken.
His condition is not available.
Ivins, who has battled alcoholism, has said he was going to sober up after the attack.
The 50-year-old has received an outpouring of support and charity after the videotape showed a young man punching and kicking Ivins in the face, bloodying his nose, before telling him, “Merry Christmas.”
Twenty-year-old Taylor Giresi is charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit assault, robbery and theft.
The 17-year-old cameraman has been released to his parents.
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