OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — An 18-year-old is accused of beating up a 16-year-old boy with autism, and the attack was recorded and posted online, local police reported.
In the video, Aaron Hill is seen being kicked in the face and punched by 18-year-old Andrew Wheeler, WPTV reported.
Wheeler has been arrested and charged with felony child abuse.
Police have also arrested Evadean Lydecker, who they say lives at the home where the abuse happened and allowed minors to drink alcohol.
Police say Wheeler abused Hill, then forced him to walk away and leave the home.
Hill walked several blocks, injured, until he ultimately collapsed in the road.
Amber Quates says she was driving home Saturday night when she came across Hill.
“Saw something in the road, we weren’t sure what it was. We got up closer and we saw that it was a person. ”
Police say a doctor diagnosed Hill with a sprained neck, facial contusions and may have a concussion.
Police say they could still make more arrests in this case if they are able to identify anyone else in the cell phone video.
The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office says Wheeler has been arrested in the past for theft and burglary. The sheriff’s office also says he was just released from prison in May.