A surveillance video of two Louisiana men shows them beating a disabled man while he was walking in his neighborhood last month.
Police say 19-year-old Tre Paul Britton and 17-year-old Drake Mobley allegedly beat 26-year-old Kenny Matherne as he was walking to his home in Houma, La., on Nov. 11.
Police Chief Todd Duplantis told The Courier the teenagers allegedly drove past Matherne in a van, and stopped in front of him. The teens then threw him to the ground, punched him six times and used a Taser gun on the back of his neck before taking his wallet and cell phone, and driving off in a Ford Explorer.
Matherne suffered a broken nose, a bruised lip and two black eyes.
Chief Duplantis told Fox 8 that the assault appeared to be “a crime of opportunity” and that investigators began working on the case immediately.
“They did a lot of work on this. They put a lot of boots on the ground and there was a lot of door knockings," he said.
A Crimestoppers tip gave police the details needed to make arrests.
Matherne, who is still recovering from the attack, has received support from strangers with random acts of kindness.
The New York Daily News reported that Matherne also paid tribute to the local community, who placed more than $500 in gift cards into his mailbox.
According to The Courier, Britton and Mobley were arrested Monday, and charged with armed robbery and second-degree battery. Both men are being held at the Terrebone Parish jail on a $250,000 bond.
Police are now searching for the getaway driver.