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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MKD23
MKD23

Barbarians!

Grog
Grog

Ghetto rats!

alpinecountrygirl
alpinecountrygirl

What the heck is WRONG with parents these days?!!!! These kids have the mentally of "entitlement" pure and simple! They felt they were entitled to be given that $1they asked for and "expected" that man to comply. When he didn't they were angry and that anger turned to rage the more the man refused to give them what they expected to receive!!! In my opinion, the boy who threw the punch that killed the man deserves a charge of unpremeditated murder!!! I don't feel they're charges are stiff enough! I also think the case for the boy who threw the fatal punch deserves to be tried in adult court! We're MUCH to lenient on criminals here in the USA! That's why I prisons are overflowing! The consequences for their actions needs to be something they dread! Something that deters them or others from even wanting to try it again!

Pcraigen
Pcraigen

Those 2 animals deserve to spend their lives in prison... no respect for anyone... looks like a hate crime to me... does anyone know if they called the gut racist names?

Jeff1245
Jeff1245

Once again a parent says these boys are good kids and that they do not deserve to be in prison...Maybe he needs to be charged with failure to properly raise HIS children.

maxx1676
maxx1676

They say racism is learned, and that is true. As a child I would never think of being racist to any minority. But as I matured and saw the violence of blacks against innocent people who had nothing to do with whatever blacks picked as a trigger. Now I just don't have any use for them. I do not want to live near them...and do not want to associate with them. It's a part of their "culture". Loud, brash behavior totally lacking in self- control...In a word,,,, "uncivilized". Acknowledging the problem often results in being called racist.... "for pointing out reality". This is MURDER ...no other way to see it.

No excuses 1969
No excuses 1969

Every thug, deserves a slug! If me and my family are ever confronted by filthy thugs in public, I'm gonna just start blasting them, cause I know it will end up being self defense!

Temujin1991
Temujin1991

Real bunch of tough guys attacking an elderly man 4 on 1. Let's see how tough you guys are when you're locked in a cell with real tough guys and the lights go off.

BrevardMarc27
BrevardMarc27

We all know with a great deal of certainty, that had the perps been white, this incident would be all over MSM.

This seems to be completely random, blk on blk crime. The perps have no respect for human life. They’ve demonstrated a complete willingness to engage in conduct that endangers human life.

The Judge made the correct decision and these two thugs need to spend the next several decades of their worthless lives [if not the rest of their lives] in prison.

This really grieves me because the people of MD will have to pay to “warehouse” these two sh*t birds for years to come.

Mystressovmayhem
Mystressovmayhem

But we all know they were “Nice Norwegians on the way to their meals on wheels route, after finishing their college applications. When he called them “Reindeer f@ckers and Sea J@ws”! They were normally such nice kids! Wouldn’t hurt a flue!

NedStarkLives
NedStarkLives

So it is ok to write articles that state "Black Youth beaten by cop" or similar, but we cannot say "Two Black Youths Murder White Man"? Cal this for what it is! IT IS A HATE CRIME> It goes BLOTH ways and Im so tired of this political correctness, backwards ass world.

Fbc28277
Fbc28277

Burn them alive.

tuffyman
tuffyman

To the Mothers of the two boys. You are correct they are not Animals. They are scum, as you two are, and if the boys had daddy's living in the homes, you two are scum also. 15 and 16 old young men just don't act like this. To the parents, you are also killers. If you would have taken the time to raise your kid better, he would may have not killed. I hope the boys go to jail for ever, and I hope the family sues the families of the two Killer Boys. Be proud Parents, you raised two killers.

vwiles34
vwiles34

Racist, Hate crime that these 2 gutter punks should pay for. If it had been a black man killed by 2 white teens it would be the crime of the century. They should be tried as adults for manslaughter with the hate crime added. And given the max. They are vicious animals that need to be kept in cages away from HUMANS.

bryantrent
bryantrent

O please the father is saying to have his son released sorry your son is going to be tried in adult court period

deonek
deonek

these are animals They lost the humanity they were born with because they never knew God..they are sin in living color.

Storm45
Storm45

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

Are you kidding? The incident was "negative" from the time the tribal savages "asked" for a dollar. The DA never describes the attack in morally accusatory terms. Where is the righteous fury and moral outrage. The sheriff understands what and who the perps are.

This population subgroup always attack in packs and often from behind. Like hyenas, they are the equivalent of ghetto scavengers.

This will continue until whites and decent folks of all colors band together and not just attack such perps but destroy them.

Steelebabe
Steelebabe

The father doesn't think his sons should get life and I agree. Death row is where I would like to see them. This was broad daylight, no drugs or booze involved and they worked in tandem. May not stop the next teenage murdered of a elder but it would certainly make a point.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

LOW IQ said "I want to legally arm as many black people as possible (is) due to whites and their caveman fits of rage."

Nice try. You are so desperate to paint blacks in a better limelight that your ignorant attempts at lashing out at so many others come across as nothing but pathetic and childish. You are kidding no one but yourself as you have become a Black Don Quixote , The Lord of the La Ghetto, fighting a crusade against windmill after windmill and against your imagined white "oppressors".

globug1979
globug1979

This is MURDER!! No other way to see it! manslaughter!!!

mikew12345
mikew12345

I'd like to see public executions for situations like this.

mermaid
mermaid

Society doesn't need or want these types of kids roaming the streets and doing harm to innocents. These type of ignorant, uneducated thugs have no future except in a jail cell...young or not!

Aml43
Aml43

Public execution NEED'S brought back to America! Just think our tax money pays for animals like this to be feed, clothes, free bed, free t.v, free food, free medical, free internet, I say it be cheaper and easier after words throw the body's on the family's porch and make them pay for the burial of their own. This crap has got to stop!

magnumforc
magnumforc

They need to be charged with murder as adults. The "didn do nuffin" crap won't hold water. Daddy thinks the kids made a "mistake"? Thuggery and excuses at its finest.

Caddis
Caddis

Before viewing this video I said this sound like the susoects are black ghetto animals to do this.....and guess what? This is a hate crime ppur and simple doing this to a white man. Why aren't black people outraged by this? This is the future generation of the black race in this country? Where's Jesse Jackson and So not-so-Sharpton condemning there animals?

69cowgirls69
69cowgirls69

This kid, is NO different, than anyone else, that commits a Murder. Think of it this way. The Left wants to take guns away, everytime there is a shooting. Did the Gun Walk out there, and start shooting! NO. The lunatic holding it did. If that Lunatic could have been stopped ahead of time, no one would have been shot. I say, lock his Dumbass up, for LIFE, so he doesn’t Kill again. He is a Defective Product of Society.

HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

No matter if it was involuntary or not, they should still be tried for murder and for justice be laid upon these degenerate bastards. This is not the America I want, where people get beaten and killed for the dumbest things like a $1 bill.

I am sorry to the Weed family, and hope they find justice and peace for this crime.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Ghetto hood rats. Blame poor parenting.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

But but but. They are such good boys..i personally hope they never get out of jail or prison. And the idiots giving to go fund me for these thugs are idiots. How about giving to innocent victims family. They deserve it.not the thugs family

Bald eagle.
Bald eagle.

you mean to tell me that all those people that were there white people that were there nobody could have defended this old man nobody can grab those two little 15 year old punks and beat the s*** out of him right there and then that's all you have to do you beat him right there and then and them little punks they won't do s***.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

Jumping like feral chimps after the attack. Lower than animals.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

5150
5150

2 worthless animals that need to be brought out behind the police station and put down.

lmullen804
lmullen804

I see the "youths" have a go fund me page. I thought that was against their "terms of service" or something. I tell my friends to never donate to anything on go fund me.

MarineDoc
MarineDoc

"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 father is 100% correct, they deserve to be PUT DOWN WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE! QUICKLY!

Paulamo
Paulamo

These two pieces of shit. What teenagers do this. You know what kind, the kind that are brought up and cultivated by the same shit as they are. 16 year olds only know what they come from and around. This is so violent and reprehensible. These two little bastards should end up in jail for the rest of their WORTHLESS lives. This man is not comic back. The two SHITBAG MAGGOTS.

hoss377
hoss377

I seriously hope they are tried as adults for murder,i know they wont get the chair,but hopefully life in prison.They are nothing but animals.

Lochemet
Lochemet

The father says his son made a mistake. Really? With that attitude no wonder the son is doing things this disgusting and degenerate. The father is looking for another pass for another animalistic crime his son has committed. And I find it hard to believe these kids have never been in trouble, as the father of one of the barbarians has said.

Bryanweber
Bryanweber

Hell yea put those kids in prison, how you gonna hit an old man and then he later dies from it ? Hope they get hit and later die idc

CrowWingKid
CrowWingKid

Sucker punch to the back of the head could kill any one. F@k those Coward punx and their Douchebag Dad for letting them think it’s ok.

blueskies
blueskies

let the punishment fit the crime and there'd be a lot less of it . . .

1961 van
1961 van

Animals need to be put down, that man will never breathe again, no lethal injection, but you can bet your last dollar that those animals should never, ever breathe FREE AIR again.

H-Dforever
H-Dforever

Eye for an eye hang the lil piece of shit start doing that to these punk ass offenders I believe you see a change in our society....💯

Smitz
Smitz

"My son is not an animal" he says... "He made a mistake" he says...

Sorry guy, but your sons actions are contrary to your claim. If this were white teens who spit on and assaulted your black father and subsequently killed him, you know damn well you would call them animals and demand they go straight to jail. Let's be fair.

Your son may not be an animal, but he is a P***Y for what he did.

More proof that kids will act an ass away from their parent; and some parents (not all) are being friends instead of parents to their children...smdh...throw these clowns UNDER the jail!!

RetAFVet
RetAFVet

Maybe they can hang him at the same time they hang Amber Guyger.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Local paper covering the trial.

Strange. Yesterday the media called the attack unprovoked, but in trial, apparently "some sort of 'negative' dialogue occurred" before the attack.

Could those be fighting words? Words said purposefully to start a fight? I guess we will see.

Earthangel 7760
Earthangel 7760

My condolences go to the Weed family. I believe if we do as Japan who had 2x as many ppl as us with a3% crime rate, this wouldn't happen! My son was murdered..I believe if you make the choice to murder you recieve the same...An eye for an eye! Cell phone and internet will be the demise of the human race.. just my thoughts.. live by the 10 Commamdments there wouldn't be stuff like this!!

cops-kid
cops-kid

Never been caught before... F***'n hyenas!!!

Akpeel56
Akpeel56

This is a hate crime pure and simple, let’s be honest here, if it were white kids and a black man died that’s exactly what they would call it, Al Sharpton would be all over it, calling for justice, all the while promoting violence and rioting in the street.

Tiggerr
Tiggerr

A mistake is taking a wrong turn, choosing the wrong food, etc..... not hitting someone then spitting on him while he is down.