A homeless New Jersey man whosevideotaped 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.