An Okeechobee teen has been charged for beating a 16 year-old boy with Autism. The incident was recorded by a cell phone and put online as reported by the Okeechobee City Police Department.
The victim told police that he was invited to the party last Friday by classmates and given alcohol. He was then told to go outside “to fight someone”- that someone was 18-year-old Andrew Wheeler.
When the victim refused, matters got worse. Andrew Wheeler showed up and brutally beat the teen. Reports say that Wheeler followed him outside, punched him repeatedly, and choked him until he was unconscious. Other people just stood around and watched.
Police found him lying in the middle of road just after midnight with contusions and a concussion.