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INTERNATIONAL: Attacker arrested in Brooklyn good Samaritan’s restaurant beating

By New York Daily News

kick17n-2-webNEW YORK DAILY NEWS – Cops busted a 21-year-old man for his part in the brutal gang assault of a disabled customer who offered to pay for his meal at a Brooklyn restaurant, police said Friday.

Kariem Roberts was arrested for the March 1 beating and robbery of Joseph Molohon, 37, at Texas Chicken & Burgers on Ocean Ave. at Church Ave. in Prospect Park South, cops said.

Molohon, who was sitting in a booth near the cashier’s counter around 7:30 p.m., overheard two men loudly discussing that no one would give them a dollar, according to sources.

When he offered to help, the two men launched into a rage, screaming and pummeling him with punches in the caught-on-video attack.

The assailants then grabbed his cane and beat him with it, police said. They were quickly joined by two other brutes, who punched and kicked him in the head and body.

The group finally dragged the good Samaritan toward the front door, and rifled through his pockets before fleeing, cops said. Customers continued walking into the restaurant, stepping over him until police arrived and aided the man.

Paramedics took Molohon to a local hospital to be treated for broken bones, including his nose, and cuts and bruises, police said.

Roberts turned himself in on Thursday, and was also identified in a photo lineup, police sources said. Authorities charged him with robbery, gang assault and menacing.

Roberts has eight prior arrests, dating back to 2009, sources said. He was most recently busted on Feb. 10 and charged with grand larceny for a September robbery.

The three other assailants are still being sought for their part in the bone-breaking beatdown.

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6 comments

  1. so disgusting and what gets me is people jumping over him and would not even help the poor guy after he was badly beaten to at least call an ambulance

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    • That's the same thing I thought when I saw the video on the news today. People are horrible. As usual u see those videos of people getting beaten by others and people would rather film n post on social media instead of taking out that very phone and calling 911. I have no idea what the world has come to but when people use their mere sense of humanity.. that really is cause for concern.

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  2. Hopes spend at least five years in prison

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  3. I've already seen it. They attacked the white guy because he was an easy target, and worst of all, he's disabled

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  4. Mate shouldn't be allowed to roam the streets freely, he is a menace to society.

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