Suspect Pummels Elderly Man During Horrific Attack At Nursing Home

Holly Matkin

A 20-year-old man repeatedly punched the 75-year-old victim in the face, leaving him bloodied.

Detroit, MI – A 20-year-old man savagely attacked a 75-year-old man inside a Detroit nursing home last week, punching him repeatedly in the face during an assault that lasted for over a minute (video below).

The suspect set up a camera and recorded the horrific beatdown, and the footage caused outrage as it spread like wildfire across social media platforms.

The elderly man was sitting slumped-over on a bed at the beginning of the video.

The suspect immediately began hitting him repeatedly with both fists, punching him relentlessly until he began bleeding from his head.

“See this b--ch -ss n----r here?” the suspect said, grabbing the camera to show the victim’s bloodied face. “Get the f--k off my bed, n----r.”

The suspect paused momentarily to wipe the elderly man’s blood off with a white sheet.

“F--k wrong with you?” the suspect asked just before the video ended.

According to investigators, the attacker also posted footage that showed him beating a female patient who is confined to her bed, WXYZ reported.

Detroit police launched an investigation immediately after they were made aware of the video, and determined that the attack occurred at the Westwood Nursing Center on May 15, The Detroit News reported.

"The nursing home was unaware of the assault until they saw the video," Detroit Police Chief James Craig said during a press conference on Thursday. "We are still investigating that aspect of the case, but we do have a suspect in custody."

According to the law firm representing the nursing home, the unnamed 20-year-old attacker had been admitted for to the facility for rehab on a short-term basis, WDIV reported.

He has been arrested on charges of assault and battery.

The victim was transported to the hospital, where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries, WDIV reported.

“Westwood has been cooperating with the police and will continue to do so,” Midwest Legal Partners Managing-Attorney Saif Kasmikha said in a statement. “The safety, health, and well-being of our residents remains a top priority of Westwood. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) said it was “deeply disturbed” by the video, WDIV reported.

The Department reiterated that the suspect “is not an MDHHS employee” and that the “attack did not occur at a department facility” as inaccurately perpetuated on social media.

“MDHHS staff are dedicated to providing the best possible care for the patients in our facilities,” the agency said. “MDHHS’s Adult Protective Services, which takes very seriously its duty to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, also gathered pertinent information resulting in identifying and locating the perpetrator and provided the information to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and law enforcement, which led to the arrest.”

The attack even prompted President Trump to respond.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning - Graphic Content and Obscene Language:

Comments (115)
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Woobie46
Woobie46

I haven't and won't be watching the video. There are very few things more despicable that beating the elderly. I hope they snuff the life out of this FILTHY person ... I think he more than deserves it
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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

It's as bad as you imagine. Hard to watch.

JBoH
JBoH

I'm not watching either and I agree wholeheartedly.

sugarbaker
sugarbaker

I can't watch it either...

iamgideon
iamgideon

I am with you, JB and sugarbaker, can't bring myself to watch it.

iamgideon
iamgideon

Jim, i totally trust your call on it, i can't bring myself to watch it.

IMO
IMO

I can’t watch it either. The still photo taken from it is chilling as it is.

Ghost_00000001
Ghost_00000001

Even if this happened before my grandpa passed away I still wouldn’t be able to watch it without going into a rage over this.

RetCanMilSpouse
RetCanMilSpouse

I won't watch it either. Don't want to spend the next few weeks crying for this poor man.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Ranks right up there with beating a defenseless child.

I hope his cell mates get a chance to see the video.

LEO0301
LEO0301

What a tough guy, beating up on the elderly. It doesn't get anymore cowardly in my opinion.

Danimyl
Danimyl

Obviously a "Hate Crime" perpetuated by racism. Why no charge for that?

RonB.
RonB.

Sure would be a shame if all the other guys in lockup somehow saw this video. No telling what they might do to him.

Yep, a crying shame if that happened. Tragic, even.

iUsername
iUsername

I hope he runs into someone twice his size who loves old people. There ain’t enough punishment for him.

DEO_70817
DEO_70817

This makes me want to go up there and take matters into my own hands... He should have NEVER been put in a room with someone else.. That nursing home is 100% at fault for this.. He's 100% lucky that wasn't my father, He wouldn't live to see trial and NOTHING would stop me from that mission.. NOTHING... that's not a threat, it's 100% FACT...

Sledgehammer
Sledgehammer

Racist attack, funny how it’s only racist when blacks get beaten, Obama ‘s son

DJMM
DJMM

This just proves that the staff of the nursing homes are not properly caring for the elderly in their facility. They were unaware until the police showed them the video? No one noticed the cuts and bruises on the patient? That is inexcusable! When my Mom was in a nursing home, I walked in and her IV had been pulled out of her arm and she had blood running onto her bed and the IV fluid pouring out on the flood. I took care of my Mom, cleaned her up and waited for the nurse or even an aid to show up for a routine check on someone that was on an IV. 2 1/2 hours later I went to the nursing station and told them they has better high tail it to my Mom's room or I would call in the Authorities. Their excuse was, we can only check on them every 2 hours, well, I had been there for 2 1/2 hours. My Mom was on Hospice and not even suppose to be in IV fluids! I work in the veterinary field and we check on IV patients every 15 minutes! I expect better when paying someone $6000 a month to take care of her!

hoss377
hoss377

And we were just sitting out to supper discussing why you cant trust certain people.

mikeruesing
mikeruesing

This should automatically carry a death sentence. If you need someone to pull the switch, call me

Belinha
Belinha

It is despicable. I bet if the aggressor were white beating a black person it would be all over the leftist media. A warning for people who have relatives in these homes: have someone check in on them weekly. This piece of garbage MUST be prosecuted I don’t care if he was under drugs or suffering a withdrawal. The nursing home should not have put a young person in the same room as an elderly to begin with. In addition, they should have cameras in every room and have someone monitoring these cameras.

polydb
polydb

If it were a white Beating a Black we would hear about this for Months on every Fake News Liberal Channel.

star692
star692

Why wasn't this on national news ? Where are Jesse Jackson and "
Reverend" Al Sharpton ? That scum bag should go to prison forever and a day.

merlin9
merlin9

I have a 9mm "cure" for this asshole.

Nannyrobbie
Nannyrobbie

What a piece of shit! He needs a bullet between his eyes. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

IMAGINE the backlash had an elderly black man be beaten by a white guy !! WHERE are the racist/elder abuse charges ??

RunCop
RunCop

Animal thug POS

Ericvia
Ericvia

Big brave BLACK TURD beating on someones elderly Father or Grandparent and people wonder why people are racist. This won't be considered a hate crime because the victim isn't black and the perp isn't white.

nadkram
nadkram

Those that POS down a well... with 2 broken legs and a bucket full of rats.

charliebrowncow
charliebrowncow

Dumbass Nigger

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

This seems to be a growing trend. It is happening far too often and I am sick to my stomach seeing big stout people beating down the defenseless. I don't care if it is white-on-black or black-on-white. The defenseless need protection - whether the elderly or a pregnant woman or a LEO beaten to the ground by a gang of thugs. As a society, we need to grow a pair and start helping those that need help. Time for some serious asp-whippings.

Judid292
Judid292

How could the Nursing home not know of attack. His/her nurse didn’t see obvious facial injuries???? Glad unsub was so stupid to tape it.

RunningFromNY
RunningFromNY

Other reports indicate that his miscreant was a patient at the nursing home, in accord with Governor Cruella's executive order, because he was a Wuhan Virus patient. This is just another consequence of authoritarian rule by our 'betters'.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The ususal suspect. Racist, asshole idiot!!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Jaydon Hayden

In one of his "prank" videos, he vandalizes a bridge by ripping a plank out and throwing it into the river below. I am sure bicyclists and people in wheel chairs will find his prank hilarious.

Here is his Youtube channel:

www.youtube.com/channel/UC5txct3xHK1eHXN4OJymLZA/videos

Goldbear5
Goldbear5

Boy oh boy!! The hits just keep in coming! This puke needs to be hung and quartered for this unconscionable act! Scum!

4LAW
4LAW

I have worked in Nursing Homes for 30+ years and there is nothing more revolting and disgusting than the abuse of the elderly. I have reported co-workers for abuse and will continue to do so. I encourage all families to always be on the look out for signs of abuse and neglect, always question bruises, weight loss, a change in their mental status. I'm not saying these are definite signs of abuse, but they very well could be. You as their POA have the right to insist on even examining your loved one's skin underneath their clothing for bruising, cuts etc. Remember they rely on YOU to be their voices and eyes, many are not capable of defending themselves or voicing their concerns and fears, and the ones that can use their voices are usually too afraid to speak out in fear of retaliation. If you suspect abuse has taken place towards your loved ones or any resident in that home PLEASE PLEASE contact your State Health Department ASAP! Remember we are their eyes, voice and ears, they protected us as children and now it is our turn to protect them! So on that note I hope they hang this POS!

GForce48
GForce48

This pos is the lowest form of life!

Justiceforallalways
Justiceforallalways

Now LCD... Why did that racist white man not face the poor misunderstood boy so he didnt have to work so hard giving that beat down??? Obviously the 75 year old white guy is a racist, isn't he? He oppressed that poor boy and deserved the beat down I am sure? NOT!

Big jim
Big jim

Just another misunderstood POS bully tough guy! The only thing that should happen to this animal is he should be shot in the nuts and made to suffer until he bleeds out!

MICHAEL THE POET
MICHAEL THE POET

I SAY THAT PUNK SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER HE ATTACKED THAT ELDERY MAN THATS A HATE CRIME ATTACKING THE ELDERLY IN A NURSING HOME

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

I don't know, I can't make the call on just one video. What's their history?

Five-0
Five-0

Multiple victims and videos from this animal. You Tube just pulled his anti-white black supremacy videos he’s been posting for weeks. Where is the FBI?
Arrest every single asswipe that assisted him that works there and charge his with multiple hate crimes.

Five-0
Five-0

It’s absolutely our own fault. We allow it. Crimes like this happen daily and completely ignored by the media and sick politicians. Can you show me where just ONE is standing up and demanding some immediate action? Nope. Next week it will be gone, as a the new weekly Aubrey the running man coverage starts!
If the whites really want to welcome some GUILT, the liberal scum should be forced to watch all the videos of this animal over and over!

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

BLM, NAACP, have come out in protest for the violence against the elderly, no wait, nothing. Not a word from the 13% camps.

rhj10077
rhj10077

I love the nursing home was made aware of the beating on May 15th. Why didn't nursing home call 911 when the first girl was beaten.

Bandojohn
Bandojohn

I can’t watch the video either. If I had a family member in elder care I buy $25 WYZE Video camera that would work off the facilities Wi-Fi and be viewable on my phone.

YouremyboyBlue
YouremyboyBlue

I’m trying to figure out why he hasn’t been charged with a hate crime.

alicefae
alicefae

One of Obama’s sons?

alicefae
alicefae

Wretched sack of garbage! May he rot in hell .

RmdGRD
RmdGRD

I watched this and my blood boiled. What a what a piece of work this POS is! My question is; Why isn't this a race crime?

JohDia01
JohDia01

That mother f’kr needs to die for doing this to the elderly. Next step in a piece of shit like him is murder if it already hasn’t happened. There is no excuse for what he did!

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

Fellows in Blue, don't let these trolls draw you into a racial argument, as they are trying to paint us all as racist. Every time a Black suspect makes the news this happens. You know the game plan, they get on here pretending to be cops and say things that Black Lives Matter and others will use agaisnt us on many issues in the legislature! Let them sit here by themselves is my advice.

Saints
Saints

This POS must hate his father!!... bet that old man has alzheimers and can't report what this animal is doing to him.. wonder how many other times he's done it and to how many other residents.... COWARD POS!!!!

bill fuse
bill fuse

I’m 67, retired Navy SeaBee...in good health.... that was ‘no man’ beating of the Sr by ‘a man’...it was a little boy in a mans body, taking advantage of an elderly Man. Need to put ‘it’ in a room, with the Senior men who are healthy, and see what the news report says.

Blonde60
Blonde60

This is patient to patient abuse. In long term and rehab facilities patients have rights. They have rights to refuse medications, treatments, care.. restraints are not allowed. Nurses can redirect but if refused nursing can do only so much. Government passed the law that people with two diagnoses can be admitted to ltc facilities. Bipolar and schizophrenia. The problem arises when government officials who passed this didn't do studies of trials and gave the ok to admit. Nor did they look at different levels of these two diagnoses. Behaviors start, possibly refusing medications that help keep schizophrenia and bipolar under control.. mood stabilizers and anti-anxiety meds.. who knows the other diagnoses of the aggressive patient?? If this young man has a mental health diagnosis its going to be a challenge to get a criminal conviction.. what government does not understand is people like this aggressive patient is a danger to others and belongs in a behavioral center. Certainly not in a LTC/REHAB facility... I've been saying this for over 5 years.. if u get government out of medical u can have safety and nursing care will tremendously improve benefitting all.