Caught on camera: Police search for man who beat mentally challenged man in unprovoked attack

(WXYZ) - Jermaine Findley says he still feels pain in his ear even though it has been two days since he was randomly attacked in a gas station in Redford Township.

"I feel sad that it happened because I don't even know why he did that," says Jermaine.

Surveillance video shows Jermaine at the counter of the Marathon gas station on Telegraph. It looks like he's talking to the clerk. When a customer approaches, Jermaine can be seen stepping aside. After the customer pays for his gas, you can see him punch Jermaine out of the blue.
Then, he's knocked to the ground and kicked. Jermaine says he'd never seen the guy before.

"He just turned around and hit me for no reason. I was trying to call for help, but I couldn't. I was on the ground and he was stomping on me," says Jermaine.

Jermaine's mother is heartbroken and furious.

"Why would you beat my son?," asks Tenicia Williams.

She says Jermaine is mentally challenged and suffers from epileptic seizures.

"I just don't like people to be taken advantage of," she says.

After the attack, the guy seen throwing the punches walks out of the gas station, pumps his gas and drives off in his red van.


Jermaine was able to walk away. He told his mom what happened and she called police.

"When I saw the video, I was hurt. I wanted justice. I want him to pay for what he done," says Williams.

Police agree this attack was unprovoked. They're hoping someone can identify him and will give them a call.

"I want him put in jail because that shouldn't have happened," says Jermaine.


Williams says she took her son to the hospital yesterday after he said he was still feeling pain in his ear.

She says doctors told her that he suffered a slight concussion.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 to anyone for information leading to an arrest in this incident. If you have any information, call 1-800-SPEAK-UP or Redford Township police at 313-387-2500.

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