Chilling footage shows mob fatally pummel American tourist

Shocking surveillance footage shows the moment American college grad Bakari Henderson was savagely beaten by a mob of thugs outside a bar on a Greek island.

The CCTV footage, obtained by Greek newspaper Protothema, appears to show Henderson, 22, running down the street before a group of about a dozen men catch up to him and attack him.

Henderson, who had just graduated from the University of Arizona and was visiting Greece with friends, was kicked and pummeled for roughly 30 seconds during the Friday beating, according to the clip, which shows bystanders trying to break up the brawl on the island of Zakynthos.

The young man from Austin, Texas, was left unconscious on the ground as his attackers stood around him.

After five minutes, paramedics arrive and take Henderson away on a stretcher, the video shows.

Nine men have been arrested and charged with intentional homicide in connection to Henderson’s death, Greek police spokesman Theodore Chronopoulos told the Washington Post.

Chronopoulos said Henderson became wrapped up in a heated confrontation involving other bar customers and two employees after he asked to take a selfie with a waitress.

One of the suspects, a 33-year-old Serbian man, got in an argument with the waitress over the selfie, said Chronopoulos, noting that the 33-year-old hit Henderson, who then whacked a beer bottle on the other customer’s table.

The police account contradicts what Henderson’s pals said led to the fatal brawl.

A friend, who was with Henderson in Greece, had told CBS News that the victim and another pal sat their drinks down on a table of strangers, triggering an angry reaction from two attackers.

 

NY Post

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s