Homeless Victim of Taped Beating Has Seizure - NBC New York

Homeless Victim of Taped Beating Has Seizure

David Ivins was seen on the YouTube video getting assaulted and bloodied



    Two men are charged with beating a New Jersey homeless man for fun, and filming the whole assault. NBC New York's Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Monday, Dec. 19, 2011)

    A homeless New Jersey man whose

    videotaped beating was posted on YouTube

    , leading to an outpouring of charity, has suffered a seizure.     

    David Ivins was at the Belmar Police Department Wednesday night picking up a bicycle that had been donated to him when he became stricken, reports the Asbury Park Press.

    Police rushed him to the hospital; his condition wasn't available.     

    Ivins, who has battled alcoholism, said he hoped to use his fresh start to stop drinking.     

    The 50-year-old has received donations and support from an outraged community after the videotape showed a young man punching and kicking Ivins in the face, bloodying his nose, before telling him, "Merry Christmas.''     

    Twenty-year-old Taylor Giresi faces charges including aggravated assault.     

    The 17-year-old cameraman has been released to his parents.