DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Davie resident is speaking out after he was beaten unconscious right in front of his 8-year-old son at an indoor trampoline park by a man who remains at large.
Surveillance cameras captured the tense moment when the victim was knocked down to the ground at Off the Wall Fun Center, located along the 9100 block of West State Road 84, Oct. 13.
The victim, who asked not to be identified or show his face on camera, said he was enjoying an afternoon out with his son when he was approached by the assailant.
The victim said the man accused him of grabbing his game card, which had been left in a machine, and putting it in his pocket.
“[I told him], ‘I don’t need your card, I don’t have your card. This is the card that I have. I have my son. I have to get him ready for school. I need to go,'” said the victim. “I kind of, with my arm, I went around him. As far as I remember, that’s about it.”
The surveillance video then showed the assailant punching him in the chin, causing him to fall down.
“Next thing I know, I remember a strike, and then I don’t remember anything else,” he said.
The surveillance video shows the attacker, identified as 23-year-old Courtney Wilson, hitting the victim several other times while he’s lying on the ground. A woman holding a child is then seen pulling Wilson away by the arm.
The victim said he was hit so hard that when he regained consciousness a few minutes later, he initially didn’t recognize his son.
“I kept asking people, ‘Where am I? What am I doing here? What happened to me?'” he said.
The victim was treated for his injuries and has since recovered.
“I totally did not expect the blow on my head, and it happened so quickly,” he said.
Davie Police said they have been in contact in Wilson, who had agreed to turn himself in. However, he has since refused to comply and has stopped taking their phone calls, so police are searching for him.
Wilson has a rap video on YouTube. His latest clip has amassed a few hundred views. Now police are hoping enough people have seen it to help them find him.
“You need to turn yourself in. I mean, this is not right, that over a card, you put, aside of my life in danger, you put my son’s life in danger,” said the victim.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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