LUMBERTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — It’s a disturbing video.
A teenager has been accused of stealing video games, but then was viciously beaten by one of his own friends.
The video is now the subject of an investigation by police and the footage itself is very intense, reports CBS 2′s Pablo Guzman.
The beating was recorded three days ago, by the sister of the 19-year-old man doing the majority of the punching. Apparently the 18-year-old getting attacked was accused of stealing video games. At one point, the young woman seems to make an accusation, sort of says the item was in the teen’s backpack.
Before the beating picks up in intensity, the young man is practically interrogated.
The incident took place near Philadelphia. Near the end of the recording the 18-year-old who was beaten appears to say he’ll pay back whomever.
At the end of the tape, the victim is seen briefly, leaving the house.
Lumberton Police Det. Thomas LaRosa told Guzman on Monday afternoon that the 19-year-old doing the beating is Joey Abraham, but that police have not yet made arrests. They still have to identify the other young man in the video and the girl who made the video.
What police want to know is what was the point of making the video?
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