If you’re the parent of an autistic person, or if you’re an autistic person then this story is nigh on unreadable. But read it we should and must. Everytime someone says they;ve had enough autism awareness then point them to this story, horrifying as it is.
As a mentally challenged man screamed and pleaded for his torture to end, his attackers held him down, shot him repeatedly with paintball and BB guns, and branded him with searing coat hangers. “Mommy, mommy,” the victim screamed, to no avail.
Here was a 21 year old autistic man who had challenged himself enough to be holding down a job at a local food processing plant in Alva, Oklahoma, USA. And ehre also were three other ‘men’ who wanted to make a ‘Jackass’ style video. But rather than just use their own bodies, they thought it’d be good to take advantage of someone who was vulnerable.
The video depicted Wallace [one of the attackers] and others branding the letters B, M and C into Dahling’s chest, the affidavit states.
Wallace told police those letters stand for boredom, mayhem and chaos, Orcutt [police representative] said.
During the branding, the victim is heard screaming, “No, no, no, stop it, I don’t want to go through any more pain,” according to the affidavit.
After being shot several times with the BB pistol and another gun, the victim cries and attempts to leave, but is cornered by Wallace and another man and told to get down or he will be shot again, the affidavit states.
He screams, “I’ll be good, I’ll be good” but Wallace uses the gun barrel to push the man’s head to the floor, according to the affidavit.
In another scene, Dahling is shot several times with a paintball gun, then lifts his shirt to reveal welts.
What do you do with ‘men’ like this? According to the paper, the ringleader has previous for torturing an animal and abusing a two year old. What a big brave guy. I can only hope that ‘men’ like these are in the minority and that they get exactly what is coming to them by way of a long jail sentence.