2 teens arrested in attack of homeless man, 2 at large

October 28th, 2009 by

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) – Police have arrested two teenagers accused of beating a homeless man last year. The search continues for two other teens who remain at large.

Authorities said a Youtube video posted by one of the four teens helped land them in jail Tuesday. The teen’s titled the video, Beating Up a Crackhead Parts One and Two.

The video shows the teens dragging, slapping and hitting 54-year-old James Cunningham in July 2008 at a Pompano Beach motel. Cunningham can be heard repeatedly throughout the video asking the teens to stop.

William Sleight, 19, and Brandon Edwards, 19, have been arrested. Two other suspects, including Nicholas Bakum and an unidentified male who possibly goes by the name of “Brad” remain at large.

Once all the teens are caught, they will face charges of battery and false imprisonment.

Police said they were lead to these teens because of another case that involved the killing of another man at a nearby Fort Lauderdale diner.

Officials are expected to release more information on the arrests and the suspects Tuesday afternoon.

2 Responses

  1. sarah

    Throw these bastards in jail and throw away the key. You think its funny when you beat a homeless person and post it on youtube. Lets just hope while in jail you drop the soap and bubba gets you if you know what i mean. Now thats something i want to see posted on you tube you losers. Rot in hell

  2. Bubba

    By “gets you”, I’m sure you mean gets you all soapy since you can’t hold the soap bar properly. Then maybe a little cornholing.

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