Teens busted for YouTube beat down of homeless manFour young men accused of roughing up a homeless man in Pompano Beach and then posting videos of the beating on the Internet are facing charges of kidnapping and battery.
Detectives found the videos online while investigating a deadly Oakland Park beating.
James Cunningham, 54, was attacked in July 2008. In the video, he left a clue for detectives: He said the name of his attorney, Maurice Graham. The lawyer identified Cunningham to detectives.
William Sleight, 19, of Deerfield Beach, recorded the attack on his cellphone as the three other men kicked, taunted, slapped and dragged the homeless man across the asphalt, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
The other suspects were identified as Brandon Edwards, 19, of Fort Lauderdale; Nicholas Bakum, 19, of Lighthouse Point, and Bradley Wunderlich, 21, of Parkland.
Edwards was also present during the fatal beating of a Wilton Manors man in April, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. He has not been charged in that attack. Craig Cohen and David Villanova were attacked near an Oakland Park diner. Villanova survived, but Cohen died from his injuries.
Read the Miami Herald report here. See the video here (it apparently has been taken down from YouTube).