While businesses burned to the ground and black mobs ran wild through the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday night, an elderly white man, dependent on oxygen to breathe, strolled out to his car in the parking lot of a pizza joint to retrieve an oxygen tank from his car.
Moments later, he was brutally attacked by marauding thugs “seeking justice” for Mike Brown.
The following is a video of the incident videotaped by KMOV-TV:
A TV news crew looking to capture scenes of the protesters’ carnage along a main thoroughfare in town, Florissant Road, drove up to Faraci Pizza before emergency crews arrived and videotaped the victim lying crumpled on the pavement, his oxygen tank perched across his body.
“You need to take us live. Some gentlemen was in his car, he was on oxygen, they stole his car, left him on the ground. We’re standing here where he is,” said reporter Robin Smith of KMOV-TV.
In the video, eyewitnesses can be heard telling the news crew the man was beaten with his oxygen tank, which was then used to smash the window of his car. The attackers fled the scene in the man’s vehicle and ran over the victim in the process.
“They made a mistake by giving us no justice,” one of the bystanders can be heard saying.
The reporter implores her TV station co-workers and bystanders to call authorities.
“Hey guys, dial 9-1-1 for me. Do you have a cell phone? Call the police. Thank you.”
Medics eventually showed up and transported the man to the hospital, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“Only in America do you see stuff like this,” witness Jaye Perry told the newspaper.
The victim’s identity and condition are unknown.