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By Jonathan Wolfe
A group of young Georgia men are attracting some attention after posting a video of themselves beating up a potential sexual predator. The video, titled “To Catch a Predator with VillainPros” was posted yesterday and has been viewed over 13,000 times as of this writing.
The video starts with a message from the self-described VillainPros.
- Visit their website, Facebook, YouTube channel. The white male is apparently Michael Lanard (Facebook) and the black male is Xavier Handy (Facebook, YouTube)?
“The other night our homie hit us up and said that his 13 year old sister came to him and said that this grown a** man that had already been talking to her friend hit her up on [Facebook] and wanted to bring over some beer and ‘hang out.’ He was under the impression that she was home alone and made it very clear in his messages what he tryna do...the Villains had other plans for him.”
On the video, the 28-year-old man who had been messaging a young girl walks through the door of the house. Immediately, a man comes from the corner of the room and lands a punch to his head. He is knocked to the ground and several of the other ‘Villains’ kick and punch him as he lays on the ground.
The video ends with a message from the poster saying they cut the camera off before having a “real talk” with him.
While it’s easy to get riled up and applaud the young men for stopping a potential sexual predator, there is a problem with this video. The entire attack is not only filmed, but also illegal. Regardless of the 28-year-old man’s intentions, he can now press charges against his assailants with hard evidence to back up his claims.
If these men were smart, they would have detained the man and called police. He would have been investigated and likely landed himself a lifelong spot on the sex offenders registry if he were really up to what he seemed to be. But instead, these vigilantes may now find themselves in jail in his place.