Man beaten by teen on camera tells his side

Caruthersville Beating
Louis Crocker, also known as "Cool Breeze", the man who was beaten in the video
Louis Crocker, also known as "Cool Breeze", the man who was beaten in the video

(WMC-TV) - "It was awful," said Racheal Self.

Self's 40 year old cousin is the man captured on video, beaten by a 15 year old girl while another teenager behind the camera laughs.

"They knew he's not mentally right, and I just want no to see justice served and this not happen to anyone else," Self said.

Caruthersville Police Chief Tony Jones got a look at the video.

"There's a lot of angry people in this community over what had happened and I'm one of them," Jones said. "It was horrible. Plain out horrible."

The man in the video, Louis Crocker, is known as "Cool Breeze" around Caruthersville.

"He likes to dance, sing ride his bicycle," Self said. "He might dance on your front porch but he is harmless."

The beating happened two weeks ago.

"I told her to leave me alone," Louis Crocker said. "She's 15. I said baby leave me alone. I mind my own business. I sit here and I drink."

It is not clear why the fight happened. Another man watching the beating could also be charged. He says "Cool Breeze" threw the first punch.

"No I didn't start nothing," Crocker said.

The two teenage girls are in the custody of juvenile authorities.

"It's not going to be tolerated," Jones said. "Who's to say the next time they don't catch an elderly person walking to the grocery store and want to fight with them."

The video clearly shows Crocker not fighting back.

"My Mama always told me before she died, you hit a woman you not a man," Crocker said.

The two teenage girls are scheduled to go before a judge tomorrow. The prosecuting attorney is reviewing the tape to see if anyone else will be charged.

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