Despicable Crime Caught On Tape
Detroit police have arrested and charged 22-year-old Deontae Bradley.
They say he is the thug seen on surveillance beating a 91-year-old man into submission so that he could steal his car.
A 22-year-old man allegedly not only carjacked a 91-year-old man on May 4, 2007, but --according to cops -- punched him repeatedly in the face and neck.
Authorities believe he apparently either had no idea that he was being recorded on video surveillance the whole time, or else he just didn't care in this brutal crime that was caught on tape in Detroit, Mich.
Before driving away in the stolen car, police say Deontae Bradley, who has since been arrested, struck the elderly man almost two dozen times. Several times throughout the suspceted attack Bradley allegedly stopped and started to turn away, but each time he turned back to Leonard Sims and began punching again.
Officials say that when Bradley had finally had enough, he jumped into Leonard's car, knocking the senior citizen to the ground in the progress. On the videotape, the car drives away, and it looks like Leonard is in danger of being run over by the car. Thankfully, the car pulls away without doing any more harm than was already allegedly caused by Bradley.
The whole time the vicious beating took place, there was a group of people standing around watching the events unfold.
Nearby Group Does Nothing To Help
What seems to make this crime even worse is that the whole time the vicious beating took place, a group of people stood around and watched the events unfold.
A group of at least four or five people can be seen on the surveillance video, standing on the other side of the car. They continue to talk to each other and move around, completely unconcerned with the events that are ocurring.
This event was horrible enough, but the fact that nobody tried to help this man out is truly disturbing. Not a single person that witnessed this crime take place did or said anything to help this seemingly defenseless man.