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A man has been arrested in connection with the beating of a 75-year-old nursing home patient. The arrest was prompted after a video circulated on social media showing the brutal beating. Thankfully, the victim will be okay.
The video is utterly horrific. I’m warning you now, the video is hard to watch.
There are truly no words capable of describing the depravity of this man.
The Detroit Police have indicated there has been an arrest in this atrocity. No name, no picture and no indication of the citizenship status of the arrestee. This video will remain pinned here until they offer that information. What are they hiding? pic.twitter.com/Dzs8QYykIv
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 21, 2020
The police have now arrested a suspect.
The Detroit police department said in a statement that they arrested a 20-year-old male in connection to the assault and battery of an elderly male inside Westwood Nursing Center on the northwest side of the city, according to The Detroit News.
After punching the elderly male several times and drawing blood, the 20-year-old male can be heard cursing at the elderly nursing home patient. He also appears to wipe the blood from the elderly male in an attempt to hide his wounds. Both were apparently patients at the nursing home, according to The Detroit News. It’s unclear why the 20-year-old suspect was being treated there.
“The nursing home was unaware of the assault until they saw the video,” said Detroit Police Chief James Craig during a press conference Thursday, according to The Detroit News. “We are still investigating that aspect of the case, but we do have a suspect in custody.”
The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Detroit Detention Center without incident, according to The Detroit News.
Additional unconfirmed videos of the suspect assaulting other elderly individuals have surfaced across social media. It appears the assault was racially motivated.
We need to do better protecting our vulnerable elderly population in nursing homes. We need to protect them from coronavirus (I’m talking to you, Governor Cuomo!) and we need to protect them from abuse.
The Daily Caller also reported that the assault appeared to be “racially motivated.” Let’s wait and see if the man is charged with a hate crime even though the victim is white.
No detailed information about the alleged attacker, such as his name, has been released.
There has got to be a special place in hell for someone who would do this to a helpless victim.
Violent people like this are useless to society and probably need the death penalty.
— LORI HENDRY TEXT TRUMP TO 88022 (@Lrihendry) May 21, 2020
Jaydon Hayden, typical Michigan Democrat voter. pic.twitter.com/dwTsp2YdwJ
— The Patriarch Tree (@PatriarchTree) May 21, 2020
Got him! His name is Jaydon Hayden he is a patient/student at the Walter Reuther Psychiatric Hospital/ School in Westland, Detroit, MI. He only beats up the white elderly. Most of the people can't tell on him as they have Alzheimer and dementia.
— William JJ Baker (@3rdBaker) May 21, 2020
Sick. Disgusting. How many other people did this guy abuse. And who is filming this – both should be charged with attempted murder!
— ChickensRUs (@RChickens) May 21, 2020
This is what True Racism looks like!
— Matt Couch 🎙 (@RealMattCouch) May 22, 2020
If Obama had a son…
— Danny (@DannyPatriot17) May 22, 2020