Homeless victim of videotaped beating has seizure

BELMAR, N.J. - December 22, 2011

The Asbury Park Press reports David Ivins was at the Belmar Police Department Wednesday night picking up a bicycle that had been donated to him when he became stricken. Police rushed him to the hospital; his condition wasn't available.

Ivins, who has battled alcoholism, said he hoped to use his fresh start to stop drinking.

The 50-year-old has received donations and support from an outraged community after the videotape showed a young man punching and kicking Ivins in the face, bloodying his nose, before telling him, "Merry Christmas."

Twenty-year-old Taylor Giresi faces charges including aggravated assault.

The 17-year-old cameraman has been released to his parents.


Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com

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