VIDEO: Police Seeking Man Who Stole Gun Off Body Of Dying Crash Victim

Police are searching for a man who stopped at a motorcycle accident and stole a gun off the dying victim's hip.

Columbus, OH – Police are looking for a thief who stole a gun off the body of a dying man in Columbus (video below).

Bradley Bethel, 25, lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a building at about 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 2, 2018, according to WBNS.

Police said that Bethel was speeding in the 1800-block of East Livingston Avenue when he ran a stop sign, hit a curb, and then struck Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles, according to WCBE.

He died from his injuries.

On Jan. 3, Columbus PD released surveillance and bodycam videos of the immediate aftermath of the crash and the emergency response scene.

Police said the video showed that a large black man driving an SUV stopped at the accident scene, and walked up as if to check on Bethel where he lay dying on the ground by his bike.

But instead of trying to help Bethel, the surveillance video recovered by the police showed the man bent over and lifted up the mortally wounded man’s arm, and stole a Kel-Tec 9mm handgun from a holster on his hip.

Police who responded to the scene the night of the crash noticed right away that something was wrong about the scene, KXXV reported.

“Where’s the gun?” an officer asked when he arrived at the wreck, police bodycam video showed.

“He has a holster. There’s a gun somewhere,” the officer insisted in the video.

Police said further review of bodycam footage revealed that the suspect had stayed at the scene and talked with first responders after he stole the gun.

Columbus police are trying to identify the thief so they can close the case and give the family closure, according to FOX News.

"It's bad enough I lost my son in this tragic accident. But for this reprehensible excuse of a human being to come up and violate him and desecrate his body in the last seconds of his life is almost beyond my ability to explain," the victim’s father, Brian Bethel, told WBNS.

“This guy took a registered firearm – stole it off my dying son. … I don’t want somebody else to be hurt, somebody else to lose a child because of what this guy has done,” his grieving father told KXXV.

Brian Bethel also had a message for the man who stole his son’s gun, “come forward. You did something very morally, disgustingly wrong.”

"It's almost beyond my ability to put into words how disgusted and angry and hurt that in the last seconds of my son's life that he was desecrated and defiled like he was,” the father told WSYX.

Watch the surveillance and bodycam videos of the suspect below:

Comments (23)
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ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Just when you think humans can't sink any lower ...

Milman
Milman

Let's hear from BLM on this one!

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

You have just seen a parasite that slithered up from the pond of slime. What a disgusting, inexcusable thing to do. Robbing from a dying man is the lowest thing anyone can do.

RmdGRD
RmdGRD

What a POS. Just a quick observation though, everyone around the scene of a fatality is a possible witness, if he talked to responding officers, why didn't someone just ask him his name?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I'll decide how I feel when the tox test results are announced.

LEO0301
LEO0301

It's possible moving the man to access the holster may have killed him, especially if it was a spinal injury.

angeleyes
angeleyes

POS whale of a "man" needs to be identified as soon as possible. what a reprehensible excuse for a human. I hope they throw the book at him, robbing a dying/dead man at the worst possible time in anyone's life. I saw one where a guy was hurt riding his bike and someone in the crowd stole his bike. charge him with anything and everything possible.

RPG156
RPG156

A jackal.

willhunt22
willhunt22

What a great commentary on the status of our country. This about says it all.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

What a low down sorry POS!!! If this had been a white guy robbing a dying black man it would be all over the news with riots and BLM protesting and burning crap down. But since its reversed, its f--king crickets!! F--king hypocrites!!

sanman
sanman

There is that BLM the democrats love so deeply!!! Sick of these POS's.

slo1942
slo1942

FUCKIN LOW LIFE SHIT HEAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DR226
DR226

This guy is worst than a POS for doing this to a dying accident victim, but being the first person on scene, why didn't the PD get his info to complete their report in case something does become criminal regarding this accident? He did stay on scene and talk with first responders.

Lilnatvsavg
Lilnatvsavg

He didnt just raise his arm up he rolled his body to get to the gun. How did he know it was there? was he chasing the guy & that is why the guy was speeding? Makes one wonder what the fat pos lazy fk was up too!

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

Another hood rat. These scums of the earth are absent of any decency or morality. I hope they find this pile of crap soon and give him the maximum sentence in the books.

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Large fat black man, are there many matching this description in that part of town?

1dan
1dan

Friggen piece of shit