A 19-year-old sucker-puncher admitted to KHOU-TV that he clobbered unsuspecting victims at a Houston park while being recorded on video just to get likes and views on YouTube and TikTok.
Oh, and Alford Lewis added to the station that while he regrets his violent actions, he “just made a mistake, and everybody makes mistakes” and “from the video all you see is the bad part about it.”
What are the details?
The disturbing video shot at Wortham Park showed a male dressed in a red hoodie with the name “Spartans” on the front randomly approaching unsuspecting people from behind and sucker-punching them, KHOU reported, adding that the culprit also tried to tackle a man at the Cypress-area park earlier this week.
The video drew hundreds of comments and sparked concern among nearby residents who also use the park’s trail, the station said.
Well, a KHOU reporter caught up with the sucker-puncher, interviewed him about what was going through his mind, and said the sucker-puncher now regrets his violent actions.
“Yes, yes I do,” Lewis told the station during an on-camera interview outside his home, not far from the park. “You know, I just made a mistake, and everybody makes mistakes.”
Image source: KHOU-TV video screenshot
Lewis also admitted to KHOU that his parents weren’t thrilled when they found out about his ill-advised stunt.
But believe it or not, he added to the station that not everything about his exploits was negative.
“I really didn’t expect for it to go so left, you know,” Lewis noted to KHOU. “I know from the video all you see is the bad part about it. But what people don’t see is that I shook his hand after and gave the man a hug.” The station said it couldn’t verify that part of Lewis’ story.
In addition, he noted to KHOU that the outrage over the video of him sucker-punching people made him reconsider his stunt — and he’s hopeful that others will learn from his mistake.
“Before you go out and do anything you feel is bad, or that could look bad, make sure, like, people know — or just don’t do it at all,” Lewis told the station.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office told KHOU that its violent crimes division is investigating the video and that the victims may have to file charges for the case to proceed.
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