Richard Polina, New York Post, October 29, 2023
A Texas teenager admitted to randomly punching unsuspecting victims in public for social media attention, claiming he “just made a mistake” as police launched an investigation into the violent attacks.
Alford Lewis, 19, was captured on video walking on a trail at Wortham Park in Houston attacking at least two people as they enjoyed their day at the park, KHOU 11 reported.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office launched a probe soon after the disturbing video was posted on social media and shared on the neighborhood watch app Nextdoor to identify the suspect.
The video sparked rage and concern among the park’s frequent visitors who wanted action taken against the shameless suspect.
Lewis has since come clean about his wrongdoings.
“You know, I just made a mistake and everybody makes mistakes,” the teen admitted after being tracked down and confronted outside his home, not far from the park, by the outlet.
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Lewis shared that he committed the outrageous string of attacks to get likes and views for YouTube and TikTok channels.
Lewis said that the video only highlights the “bad part” of his actions and does not show what happens after.
“What people don’t see is that I shook his hand after and gave the man a hug,” he claimed.