Two of the perpetrators who attacked a man in Wyman Park Dell last week posted the incident on social media while it was happening.
Baltimore Police arrested Zannay Laws and Dakei Perry in connection with the Sept. 13 incident.
According to CBS Baltimore, police said that the two suspects admitted to recording the assault and posting it on Facebook. It sounds like a planned assault.
Police say one of the perpetrators sat next to the 64-year-old man while he was reading on a bench, and asked if he knew a business where they could exchange foreign money, while another pointed a gun at his head. The group then surrounded him, and someone maced him.
He was also stabbed during the incident, and had belongings including devices and money stolen. He was later treated and released from a local hospital.
Police say Laws and Perry may have also been responsible for other incidents in the area, and two suspects in the case remain at large.
The social media post is particularly brazen, but it’s not the first. It’s easy to find listicles of people getting caught posting crimes, and a psychologist told the New York Daily News that teenagers committing beatings are among the most common to be posted. Of course, it also helps police
“Criminals do some crazy things,” police spokesman TJ Smith told the Baltimore Sun. “They record themselves committing crimes, and we thank them for it.”
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