Blaze News reported earlier this week about a 19-year-old man who admitted to punching unsuspecting people while being videotaped just so he could get likes and views on YouTube and TikTok.
If that’s not worrying enough, Alford Lewis said KHOU-TV that although he regrets his violent actions, he “simply made a mistake, and everyone makes mistakes” and “in the video you only see the bad things about it.”
Well, Lewis allegedly committed far worse acts against his beaten victims.
What are the details?
Lewis was charged with assault and aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in connection with two incidents last Thursday. KHOU-TV reported in a separate storyciting court documents.
A man told this Harris County Sheriff’s Office He was walking on a path when a man, later identified as Lewis, came up from behind and struck him in the head, police said.
The victim added that he saw a second man recording the attack on his cell phone while Lewis laughed at him, KHOU noted.
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The victim asked Lewis why he was doing this, but both Lewis and the second man simply continued to laugh, the station said.
The victim also noted that he saw Lewis pull something out of a pocket under his red hoodie and believed Lewis had a gun, KHOU reported, adding that the victim then tried to defuse the situation by asking Lewis said that he had forgiven him.
Lewis and the second man who recorded the video simply continued laughing and then ran away from the scene, the station said, referring officers to the victim’s report.
Investigators told KHOU that they identified Lewis and the man who recorded comments under the video posted on social media — and they also discovered a gun in one of the video stills.
Before the above incident, there was a similar attack in which Lewis and a man took video, the station said.
Court documents indicate a second victim was in the same lane and said Lewis approached him and tapped him on the shoulder with a gun in his hand, KHOU reported, adding that the victim also saw a Another man took a video.
Lewis then pointed the gun at the victim and demanded his phone, the station said, citing court documents. After the victim refused, Lewis asked the victim if he wanted to be shot in the foot, KHOU reported.
Lewis then gave the gun to the man recording the video, and he pointed the gun at the victim, the station said. The victim said Lewis lunged at him and punched him multiple times in the head and torso, KHOU added. Lewis then put the victim in a chokehold and struck him several more times, the station said.
The victim escaped and ran from Lewis and the second man, KHOU reported, adding that investigators said a witness recognized Lewis and the second man from school.
What happened next?
While prosecutors asked for bail of $75,000 on one charge, a judge on Monday night set bail on both charges at a total of $10,000 and ordered Lewis to wear an ankle monitor, the station said.
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