• 13-year-old arrested after ice cream man attacked


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police have made another arrest in connection to the beating of a man who operated an ice cream cart in northeast Charlotte.

    The attack was caught on camera and outraged viewers sent the video to Channel 9 that shows three young people attacking and robbing an ice cream man.

    RAW VIDEO: Teens attack, rob ice cream man

    Eyewitness News reached out to police Friday morning about the incident. 
    Within eight hours, they arrested one of the teenagers they believe was in the video -- Daishaun Tyrone Burney.  They charged him with common law robbery.

    On Tuesday, police arrested a second suspect who they said is 13 years old.

    Officials have also identified a third suspect who is 15 years old.
    A girl opens an ice cream cart in the beginning of the video. 
    The ice cream man closes it and soon the girl and other young people begin hitting the man over and over.

    STORY: Teens attack, rob ice cream man in Charlotte
    "It seems like he's not trying to fight back initially, like he just wants to be left alone, and that's the thing -- you can't even be left alone," said Manuel Fuentes. 
    He contacted Eyewitness News about the video and said the young people should be arrested.
    "It’s just not right because the man didn't do anything," he said.
    Some in the Hispanic community said crime victims who are undocumented sometimes don't report the crimes because they fear deportation. 
    Police said they don't ask about citizenship when investigating, so they encourage any victim to come forward quickly.

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