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Beating Victim From YouTube Video Suffers Seizure

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Beating victim David Ivins  (credit: CBS 2)

Beating victim David Ivins (credit: CBS 2)

BELMAR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Police say a homeless man who was seen in a YouTube video being beaten had to be taken to the hospital after suffering a seizure.

Police say 50-year-old David Ivins was seen on a video being beaten and tortured in the woods in Wall Township.

A 17-year-old and 20-year-old Taylor Giresi have been charged.

The two accused allegedly stole the 50-year-old’s bicycle and face charges that include aggravated assault.

The publicity from the story prompted an outpouring of support for Ivins, from offers of a free motel room to cash donations.

He says his sister will be taking him in for the holidays.

“I’m going to my mom’s, people who support me. I’m going get into a program, met a friend today who’s gonna find me work when I get back,” he said.

It was while picking up a donated bicycle at the Belmar Police Department Wednesday night when Ivins had the seizure. His condition is unknown.

The juvenile was released to the custody of his parents. Giresi is still in jail because his family is unable to come up with the more than $100,000 bail.

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