Skip to comments.Mentally disabled man beaten for saying, “Hey, I like your shirt”
Posted on 07/06/2011 9:21:44 AM PDT by Route797
A Publix employee was attacked after complimenting a man with a Georgia Bulldogs T-shirt.
26-year-old James Wall said, Hey, I like your shirt, and thats all it took for Ryan Keys to beat Wall outside of a Northside Publix.
The attack happened Friday at the Publix on Duval Station Road, but the details were not made public until recently.
Our news partner Channel 4 says Wall, the mentally disabled man was punched in the face so hard it knocked his two front teeth out; the teeth were found 10-12 feet from where he was laying.
Police described Keys as 64, 275 lbs.
Keys fled the scene in his brothers car. Police later arrested the attacked at their home and was charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest.
I hope they throw the book at him.
I hope they throw the jail at him.
Assuming the story is correct, they should lynch the scumbag who did this. No society needs such vermin in their midst.
Been seeing a lot of stories of violence on drudge and freerepublic...if you take God out of our institutions, glorify violence and sex, promote and reward bad behavior, allow criminals from other countries in to our homeland....this is the net result.
“I hope they throw the book at him.”
With the injury it should rise to a felony level. It will all depend on the local jurisdiction as to whether it puts the offender in jail for some years or is a mere ritual “naughty-naughty, now apologize” court proceeding.
If the place is guided by what Colin Powell lauded as “urban values”, this won’t amount to anything.
Hey, Kevin! Speak much English?
They Keys' brothers booking photo (that's Ryan on the left).
That's some punch! Reminds me of the hardest punch EVER...
I hope they drop the fracking jail on top of him. What he did was uncalled for. Absolutely inexcusable.
Steroids and inbreeding are a bad combination.
He even looks like a scumbag.
If the attacker said anything about the victim being mentally disabled ( the unpleasant “R” word among others), it’s a Federal Hate Crime.
>>>Police described Keys as 64, 275 lbs. (6 feet, 4 what?)
Keys fled the scene in his brothers car. Police later arrested the ATTACKED at their home AND WAS charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest.<<<
If there is not a job opening for a web editor at WOKV.com, there ought to be.
In NYS, this would be misdemeanor assault. Not sure about FL.
jackass is smiling in his booking photo, wtf???
A pair of real winners! We have to bring back whipping, the pillory and stocks to punish this type of crime. Twenty Five to fifty lashes with a cat-o-nine tails would help the fat boy.
Publix and Winn-Dixie both do a wonderful thing by employing some mentally slow folks as baggers and stockers. God Bless them for it.
Posted by Kaygeeone at 10:32 a.m. July 6, 2011 As a father of 2 children with Downs Syndrome I would like to let Ryan Keys know just how lucky he is. Because if that was my child you hit and knocked teeth out of....punk, the police would be needed to protect you from me. You are a coward. The lowest of the low. You rank down there with child rapists in my book. There is nothing that the victum could have said to provoke such an attack! I hope they keep your punk a$$ locked up for a very long time. K.Silvers
Don’t forget teaching people that they’re nothing but an accident of DNA, descended from animals, and nothing more than a glorified animal themselves.
And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.
“Hello, my name iz Ryan Keys and I got the intelligunce of a ice cube!
Given his actions and looks...I’d say the mentally-disabled victim was certainly the smarter of the two.
“smiling in his booking photo”
He’s probably proud of himself.
On the other hand, I’d probably do the same if I was to get booked for something. Tom Delay lesson: Don’t let them have an unfortunate picture of you to flash around the web.
On the other other hand, if I was to get booked for something I might have the right to smile, but I might not have the ability. :)
More details in this story was too much work for the reporter.
Was Keys the man wearing the shirt at the time? Or was he someone who got ticked off because he heard the man say it to another customer. Maybe he doesn’t like the team?
Probably also has a lot to do with the guy just being a rotten jerk. There have been people like that all over the world, throughout history.
A chain gang for a few years breaking rocks in the heat of the summer, would be a good thing for this piece of human debris.
My guess is Ryan Keys is a Gator fan and somebody else was wearing the GA shirt.
Very sad story. Depending on the retarded man’s mental capacity, how would one explain to him “why?” Why did he get hurt for simply being friendly and telling someone he liked his shirt? Should a parent or close friend tell him to stop socializing with people completely unless he knew them very well? At our local grocery stores, we have Down Syndrome adults who bag groceries or pack the cars. They are very social and so happy to help someone. It infuriates me to think some jerk hurt a person based on a birth defect.
THIS white boy’s “WHITE TRASH DETECTOR” just pegged so hard the needle wrapped around the upper limit pin.
Hope the book gets thrown at him.
to be honest, I’d like to see a Judge sentence each of these clowns to 87,600 hours of community service specifically serving the mentally disabled in their area.
That’d be 24/7/365 for ten years, which ‘d pretty much guarantee they’d be serving that community for the rest of their lives.
I would normally agree, but it seems this is happening all over more and more frequently (dodgers game, chicago riots, beach fight, etc).
More proof (as if i were needed) that Facebook often serves as a megaphone for retards.
He’s trying to be Phil Anselmo, formerly of Pantera.
I’m a metalhead, but Anselmo’s later work gives me the image of someone in East Texas minding a meth lab.
Think maybe the guy is a nihilist?
Even kids have to have the concept of evil explained to them at some point.
I bet anything that the regular customers know this employee by name. We have a Publix a few blocks away and we are in there at least 3 times a week. We know the baggers by name.
They also employ the nicest retired people too. These people stay with the company long term.
Publix is a classy company on many levels.
“Even kids ... concept of evil explained to them”
Perhaps you are right. I guess it depends on the mental age of the person. Recently, my five year old had her little “Hello Kitty” purse stolen from her at a store. One of those things... she set it down on the ground, forgot it a minute, and it was gone. I tried to explain that some people are bad, want to take things that aren’t theirs etc... We aren’t at the age of understanding yet. She still believes all people are like us... wouldn’t steal. Sad in a way that her innocence will be lost in the next couple of years with the understanding that there are really bad people but such is life and reality.
Somehow, I have a feeling he didn’t get accepted to UF.