A video of a kidnapped man who is said to be special needs is going viral – the man is tortured while one of his captors broadcasts it on “Facebook Live.” The kidnappers taunt the man and mention Donald Trump multiple times.
More from CBS Local:
Four people are in custody after a disturbing live-streamed video of a duct-taped man allegedly being tortured on Chicago’s West Side.
In the video, the victim’s clothes were cut, he was peppered with cigarette ashes, and then his hair cut with a knife until his scalp bled.
Several people can be seen laughing and eating as the attack is going on.
The incident took place Tuesday in an apartment on the 3400 block of West Lexington on Chicago’s West Side, a police spokesperson said.
The victim, who has special needs, was a high-risk missing person from northwest suburban Crystal Lake, police say.
Police say he traveled to Carol Stream to meet a friend. They ended up in a stolen car, driven to the West Side, where the attack took place.
The Chicago police department has tweeted about the case:
Regarding the disturbing video that surfaced on social media of a battery: Incident is under investigation/suspects are being questioned pic.twitter.com/GGi3qs9rGv
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) January 4, 2017
Apparently four suspects are in custody and are being questioned.
Here’s the video, it’s graphic:
Hopefully the suspects in custody are the perpetrators and they’re prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The account that broadcast the video was under the name “Brittany Herring” – I’m not sure why these morons believed they’d get away with it while broadcasting one of their names, but there we are.
I’m seeing a lot of disreputable website saying these maggots are Black Lives Matter members, but I haven’t seen any evidence of that. Don’t spread these false reports without substantive evidence. Clearly, it’s a hate crime, as they mention him being white, but that’s not enough to pin the BLM label on them.
Here’s a video from CBS DFW that blur out much of the graphic imagery while leaving enough to understand what’s going on:
Another video shows the monsters making the disabled man drink from the toilet:
— Susie (@5U5ie777) January 5, 2017