Blind man in Minion costume attacked outside Florida store, police say
A Florida guy was once arrested after attacking a blind, mentally handicapped guy wearing a Minion gown who was once status on a well-liked boardwalk Sunday, officers mentioned.
Daytona Seaside Police said in news release that Jamie Roehm was once costumed as a yellow, cylindrical Minion — one of those personality within the youngsters’s film “Despicable Me” — and dealing outdoor Jungle George’s on Daytona Seaside’s boardwalk doing a promotion for the shop when he was once approached via a gaggle of other people.
A person later recognized as Ryan Nihart, 25, then got here up in the back of Roehm, lifted him up and “dropped him at the pavement,” police officers mentioned. All of the attack was once stuck on surveillance digicam.
“When Roehm stood up and attempted to get his bearings, Nihart then kicked him and knocked him down a 2nd time,” police mentioned. “As Nihart was once doing this, he was once being inspired via two other people at the sidewalk.”
Police mentioned right through the assault, Roehm screamed for lend a hand whilst his coworkers ran outdoor to drag the attackers off of him prior to police arrived.
Roehm, who’s legally blind and mentally handicapped, told FOX35 that his incapacity does not trouble him when he is in personality.
“I really like the sons and daughters once they come as much as me and provides me hugs and stuff, it makes my day,” he mentioned.
Regardless of Roehm’s gown being broken, Roehm suited up and was once again at the activity lower than 24 hours later, telling FOX35: “That is my favourite a part of the activity. It is to return in right here and make the youngsters glad. And if I will be able to’t do this, then I’m really not glad.”
Daytona Seaside Police mentioned that Nihart is dealing with fees of misdemeanor battery and destruction of assets.