Bourbon Street beat down video goes viral on YouTube, suspects wanted


POSTED: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 4:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 4:34pm

The New Orleans Police Department released surveillance video on YouTube that has gone viral.

The 45 second clip was posted three days ago and it shows a violent brawl that happened in the French Quarter. Since then it has seen over 23,500 views and has more than three pages of comments. However, police have not yet identified the suspects.

The incident happened on Saturday, Nov. 24 at roughly 4:30 a.m. The victim became involved in a fight at a night club located in the 200 block of Bourbon Street. Officials say that security removed the victim and the other parties involved from the club. Once on the street, things became increasingly violent.

The video shows the victim removing his shirt and becoming aggressive towards four other males. The suspects knock the victim to the ground and repeatedly kick him in the head, rendering him unconscious. One of the suspects is then seen taking something out of the man’s back pocket. Then, another suspect pulls the unconscious man’s pants down around his ankles.

A large group is seen gathered around the suspects. Many of the comments on the YouTube video reference the crowd reaction.

“I don’t understand how people can stand around and watch that happen and do nothing,” one poster writes.

The four men fled the scene and have not yet been identified.

Subject #1: B/M Medium complexion approximately 5'10' -6'00" tall with an average build and braided hair wearing a light colored long sleeved t-shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Subject #2: Black or Hispanic male, light complexion with short hair and a beard, approximately 5'8"-5'10" wearing a light long sleeved t-shirt and dark blue jeans

Subject #3: Black male wearing a light colored floppy eared winter hat, a green/blue sweat shirt and dark pants.

Subject #4: Black male wearing a baseball cap, a zip up jacket, khaki shorts and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Det. Michael Flores at (504) 658-6707 or Crime Stoppers (504) 822-1111.

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