Teens arrested after beating video of man posted online

Published: Jul. 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM CDT
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"Cool Breeze" says he doesn't have any lasting injuries, but says the people responsible should...
"Cool Breeze" says he doesn't have any lasting injuries, but says the people responsible should get in trouble.

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) - A violent attack is caught on tape and it goes viral.

One teenage girl faces a misdemeanor charge. Authorities are not seeking charges against another teen.

That video showed up on Facebook, and it has many people in Caruthersville outraged.

The two girls are now in hot water and another man, also seen in the video, could face charges too.

It all happened about two weeks ago at 310 Highland in Caruthersville. The video spread like wildfire on Facebook.

"It was awful," said Racheal Self. Self is the victim's cousin.

"They knew he's not mentally right, and I just want to see justice served and this not happen to anyone else," said Self.

As soon as the police chief saw the video, he felt the same way.

"It was horrible, plain out horrible," said Chief Tony Jones.

Jones knows the man in the video quite well.

"Everyone in town knows Cool Breeze," said Jones.

He's a pretty much a celebrity in Caruthersville.

"He might dance on your front porch, but he's harmless," said Self.

His real name is Louis Crocker. Heartland News caught up with Crocker who is known to wander around town. He is shocked by all the attention this story is getting.

"I told her (the girl hitting him in the video) to leave me alone, she's 15 I said 'Baby leave me alone,'" said Crocker. "I mind my own business, and I sit here and I drink."

He says he doesn't have any lasting injuries, but says the people responsible should get in trouble.

"Correct, for jumping an old man," said Crocker.

Chief Jones says two young teen girls are now in the custody of juvenile authorities.

There is also an adult, Deonte Fonda, in the video.

Fonda says people don't know the whole story.

"It was a whole big misunderstanding for real," said Fonda.

He says "Cool Breeze" actually threw the first punch, something Crocker denies.

"No, I didn't start nothing," said Crocker.

Chief Jones says Fonda could face charges for enticing the fight.

"I didn't do anything wrong, wasn't my business was just my yard," said Fonda.

As for why we don't see "Cool Breeze" fighting back in the video? "My mama always told me before she died, 'You hit a woman you're not a man,'" said Crocker.

He admits he was drunk that day, but his family says that's no excuse.

"He didn't deserve this," said Racheal Self.

Authorities say the two young teens will go before a judge on Thursday.

As for the adult, Chief Jones says the prosecuting attorney is currently reviewing the tape to decide whether charges will be filed against Deonte Fonda.

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