VIDEO: Teens Fatally Punch, Spit On 59-Year-Old Who Wouldn't Give Them $1

John Weed was knocked unconscious during the unprovoked attack and later died at a Baltimore hospital.

Frederick, MD – A 59-year-old man was beaten to death by two teens on Friday, after the man refused to give the boys a $1 bill (video below).

The attack occurred at the Great Frederick Fair, after 59-year-old John Weed was approached by two brothers, ages 15 and 16, WRC reported.

Prosecutors said that Weed, who was with his family, refused to comply with the teens’ request for a $1 bill, so the boys “harassed and followed” him, WJZ reported.

“There was some sort of dialogue that ensued after that that made it a negative situation,” Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith said.

That’s when the 16-year-old took a swing and punched Weed in the back of his head, according to Smith.

“There was a number of minutes that elapsed after that at which point in time…the younger 15-year-old came flying through, lands a deadly blow to the victim,” the prosecutor said, according to WJZ.

The second hit, which was captured on video, caused Weed to lose consciousness and collapse to the ground.

One of the suspects then walked over and spit on him, the video showed.

The victim, who never regained consciousness, was rushed to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where he was later pronounced dead.

“Our lives have been changed forever [due] to the unprovoked vicious attack these individuals inflicted on my brother John Weed,” Lori Hawkins said on behalf of her family, according to the Carroll County Times. “He was my rock.”

“We just wanted to spend time together as a family at the fair, but due to this horrible act of unprovoked violence my brother is now dead,” Hawkins said. “There is no excuse for what these individuals have done.”

Smith said that Weed was a “complete stranger” to the boys, and called the attack “completely random,” WJZ reported.

They have both been charged with second-degree assault, and the 15-year-old has also been charged with reckless endangerment and first-degree assault.

On Monday, the suspects’ father begged the judge to release them from jail pending their trials.

“My son is not an animal,” he said of his 15-year-old, according to WJZ. “He’s never been in trouble. He made a mistake.”

The father said he “feels for” Weed’s family, but that the boys don’t deserve to spend the rest of their lives in prison.

The plea failed to sway the judge, who ordered that both suspects be held in jail until their next hearing on Oct. 22, WJZ reported.

Smith said that he is reviewing several more videos of the attack, and that additional suspects may be identified.

The cases against the brothers may be moved into adult court, and prosecutors are also considering filing a manslaughter charge against the 15-year-old.

Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins called the attack “despicable,” WJZ reported.

“It tells me a lot about how these young people view this person by the very fact after they had him on the ground they taunted and they spit on him,” Sheriff Jenkins explained. “That to me shows hatred and disgust and despise.”

Sheriff Jenkins said that both teens should face “the maximum” penalty if convicted, WRC reported.

“They made an adult decision by doing what they did, and ended up with a man losing his life,” he said.

A fundraising campaign established to help Weed’s family in the wake of their loss has raised over $9,000.

You can watch cell phone footage of the teens’ attack on Weed in the video below. WARNING - Graphic Content:

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

That is really disturbing video. Look at all the witnesses. The crowd seems to cheer.

I always tell my wife, if the stuff goes down, get out of here. I am going to get my butt kicked (by getting involved when I see stuff like this.)

I understand that there are at least four types of people...

  • Those that freeze
  • Those that flee
  • Those that start filming
  • Those that run towards the chaos

All those people around. I hope some of the brave ones jumped in.

It's interesting. Compare this event to the Guyger event. I'm sure the kid did not mean to kill the guy, and just wanted to impress his friends by knocking him out. But should he get more or less of a penalty that former rookie officer Guyger?

flybynight
flybynight

“My son is not an animal,” he said of his 15-year-old, according to WJZ. “He’s never been in trouble. He made a mistake.”

The father said he “feels for” Weed’s family, but that the boys don’t deserve to spend the rest of their lives in prison".

You can't be serious!!!! Animals pure and simple.

sherlock635
sherlock635

Hate crime.

sturnman22
sturnman22

Need to die for their crime - only appropriate consequence.

Mookie2
Mookie2

Why isn't this on the national news

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

Why is it assault and not murder?

Allm
Allm

If it was the other way it would be all over the news.

lrogers664
lrogers664

Punks.

Gotyourback1956
Gotyourback1956

Sorry folks..... That class of people cant be racist. What an f'd up world we live in.

JBo
JBo

"...but that the boys don’t deserve to spend the rest of their lives in prison."

Ummmm. Yes, they do.

neda
neda

no problem with firearms here, the problem is always with criminals who have NO moral upbringing in their lives. (mr. bauer)

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

Amber Guyger's trial just started so she doesn't have a penalty yet. She made a mistake - a big one that took an innocent man's life and she has shown no remorse and acts defiant every time she is seen. She should be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and she should do time. The man's family should get some justice.

These boys didn't make a mistake. They intentionally attacked this man. They want to act as thugs so they should be tried like a thug. And get the maximum penalty for this act of hatred.

Bobby1874
Bobby1874

Another liberal utopia and sanctuary shithole run by Democrats in the wake of B Hussein Obama's legacy the emboldened thugs

WhiteKnight
WhiteKnight

This animal deserves the death penalty, because that is exactly what he is ... an animal!

Justretired
Justretired

I'ma hold my tongue, the little bastards need to spend the rest of their life in jail. This definitely was race oriented, damn good job raising your murderous offspring mom and pop. This definitely reflects of the blk society, cheering the 2 little thugs on beating a white man.

robocop95
robocop95

Fing animals

BigGus
BigGus

This happened in my hometown my nephew was there he said it was completely An unprovoked attack and they aren’t as good as the dad puts them out to be it’s all bs.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I was waiting on this story! This is not how not happened at all.

The white supremacist was following them, telling every racial epithet you could think of and harassing them. When they turned around to DEFEND THEMSELVES, the white supremacist unfortunately never regained consciousness.

Note to all the old guys who like to act like they can still roll with younger folks; you can't. I'm only in my mid 30s and fully realize I'm not the beast i was in my mid 20s.

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Justretired
Justretired

Can show any rebuttal to said posted article besides saying white supremacists instigated this. My observation is the African Supremacy was at their finest.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects.

Justretired
Justretired

Fckin animals.

militans Deo
militans Deo

You are so full of shit it is not even funny.

Racer-X
Racer-X

You are full of crap. All news sources say it was unprovoked. Typical of so many people when you don’t like a story, you can only call people names.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

No one was African in this conflict. One was white, calling them epithets and spat at one of them. The punch was self-defense,a given right. They had a right to defend themselves, and since the other man allegedly assaulted them first by spitting, they were in the full right to defend themselves.

Justretired
Justretired

@Hi_estComnDenomn You full of shit King Louie. Spin it all you want but your soldiers fcked up and it was on video.

Justretired
Justretired

I swear I'd love to give you a big old hug even though you think I'm a old decrepit man you say I am. People like you hold back unity for all.

Justretired
Justretired

Damn you done changed all up from your original bullshit excuse as to why this hate crime occurred.

John Wayne
John Wayne

African?? Grow a set of balls.You meant to say nigger. Ehhh wrong!!

Justretired
Justretired

@Hi_estComnDenomn of so give proof this happened the way you just stated.

Critter186
Critter186

I think the perps are black too! Didn’t mention that......

mike wauters
mike wauters

More amazing actions by the 13%. And of course, mommy and daddy talk about how awesome these subhumans are. Give them the death penalty for all I care.

Tar7
Tar7

I'd beat those little bastards until they are crippled for life!!!

militans Deo
militans Deo

If that were my son, I too would want the judge to release him to my custody. Then he and I would go out in the woods and I would be the only one returning.

LynnSB
LynnSB

YES, They ARE Animals ~~ and should be put down like the Rabid POS they are !! MURDER is what they should be charged with -- M U R D E R !!!

sarge431
sarge431

The problem with inner city youths beating and KILLING citizens just because of skin color or age has gone much too far. The "father" who said his son(s) did not deserve life in prison has either been absent in their raising OR aided in their anti social, disregard for for human life attitude.

John Wayne
John Wayne

Hang these fuckers at high noon!! Lynch em!!

Middy414
Middy414

Father defending that his son is not an animal? Yeah right! Isn't it as parents we are supposed to teach our children right from wrong? You DON'T hurt other people. Violence isnt the answer ti solve any problems! Looks like thw parents of these boys did not teach them right! A life has been taken! You young kids need money, GO to your parents, not pandhandle or kill someone for it! DEVILS!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Tragic and all, but that was a hell of a hook.

If he's not in boxing, he should look into it after this all blows over.

Joeyfiol
Joeyfiol

They need to be punished for the crime. I have no pity at all. If not corrected they will kill again. I don't care how young they are. They knew what they were doing. Justice.

PFCPyle
PFCPyle

Who let the monkey cage open at the zoo?

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

"Prosecutor Laura Wilt, with the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office, said Weed, the victim of the alleged assault, was harassed and followed by the two boys.

Both Wilt and Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith said more charges are likely. Videos showed the two brothers planned ahead of the final punch, they said."

Cdog2008
Cdog2008

Hope they rot in jail for the rest of their lives. You hit someone and they die its murder end of story. Then you spit on him. Yes such good boys. Hope it was worth it boys.

Shong
Shong

Anyone remember a few yrs ago ago in chicago a couple black kids did this to a white kid with a mental disability , they tied him to a chair and beat him while calling him a cracker ass white boy, the authorities said it was not a hate crime, nothing going to happen here either... sad to say

RussellSR
RussellSR

There are a couple of posters that are just trolls who live for high numbers of reply's. Ignore them and frustrate the hell out of them.

Theendisnear
Theendisnear

DARK Cancer

lauraaz
lauraaz

They need to be charged with murder, tried as adults, and then executed. Don't you dare let these animals out on bail. They are a threat to public safety!

SavesTheDay
SavesTheDay

I've noticed the usual idiots have been getting more and more extreme in their "claims" and "facts". Notably, the one's who claim that the police are ALWAYS wrong.

Now, I've noticed especially over the past couple weeks, that these "claims" have been getting dangerously stupid. That being said, I'm also seeing ZERO evidence to back said claims.

At this point, just stop acknowledging this rock-chomping mongoloid. And the rest of his kind. Until they're able to form a cohesive, intelligible argument, don't bother even accepting their existence.

On a side note, yeah, some of you definitely are racist assholes. Some of you are too quick to make jump assumptions about people based on their skin color. You have no right to claim a representation of law enforcement after some of the shit you've commented, when you're supposed to be an unbiased and fair judgement of law and it's application in your duties.

What it comes down to, is a lot of y'all need to show so damn respect that's based on the individual, not the prejudice. Be it black, brown, blue, or what have you.

Blackwolf1
Blackwolf1

Someone should of shot that worthless fucking piece of shit

Tom1
Tom1

And of course no hate crime. Black on white is never a hate crime.

onionsack
onionsack

If the races were reversed, this would be headline news for a month. Instead, just another "hate fact" that will be conveniently ignored, as it does not advance the proper leftist narrative.

beans08
beans08

Prayers for his family. The father needs to watch this over and over until he can admit his children deserve to be punished severely and to let them "walk" until a trial years later is not justice for this man. If the roles were reversed, would he want his son's murderer to just walk until trial?

Blackwolf1
Blackwolf1

THIS WAS A HATE CRIME....STOP CALLING IT AN ASSAULT JUST BECAUSE THOSE SCUMBAGS ARE BLACK.

Badresort
Badresort

Ignore the racist, cop-hating, black supremacist, people. Aka "Hi_estComnDenomn". Must be hard from moms basement to sit all day spamming articles with misinformation and lies, trying to make white people and cops look bad and blacks look so awesome when the truth is actually the exact opposite.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Blacks are the main reason I conceal carry. Look at them beating a man to death in front of families at a fair! Reminds me of the black animals fighting at Disney a couple months ago, only they were adults. Don't let their ages fool you, as the video shows those kiddies are vicious and deadly.

Thanku4rservice
Thanku4rservice

This is totally horrible! It is time we the innocent fight back and demand animals are punished. Please make this horror story known. Time to give murders a needle to sleep and not waste our tax money. Others put in fields, sleep in tents, use out houses, clean them, grow out crops. Why not! Stand up America!🇺🇸

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Looks like John Weed had a bit of a thug background. Maybe these children did the world a favor.

newsolo777
newsolo777

They killed a white person as a racist hate crime. They have been raised to think that they can hurt whites any time that they please and that whites owe them for slavery. They took white people as slaves in Africa off and on over a 3,800 year period dating back to the pharaohs, but we never hear them even mention that part of history. That is called racist hypocrisy. They are wild animals and racist thugs. They committed murder, let them pay the price.

Red Bear
Red Bear

I hope Justice throws the brats in Jail for a long time. Play kiddy games get adult prizes

Moktor
Moktor

No, sir, your son IS an animal. Both of them are, and it is very likely your fault.

sanman899
sanman899

Any wonder why they are shot all the time? Rabid Animals.