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Pasco: Second suspect arrested in October YouTube beating

HOLIDAY — A second suspect has been arrested in connection with an October 2011 attack in which a man was beaten and his cell phone stolen. The suspects posted a video of the beating on YouTube.

The first suspect, Kris Geidel, 20, is accused of luring the victim into his bedroom at 1735 Dartmouth Drive in Holiday Lake Estates on Oct. 25, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report states. Then Geidel and the second suspect — a 16-year-old girl whom the Times is not naming due to her age — repeatedly punched the victim, who curled into a fetal position, the report states. Geidel and the teen fished through the victim's pockets and stole his cell phone, authorities said. The victim fled and called 911. He suffered bruises and cuts on his face.

Geidel "had the incident videotaped and later posted the video on the YouTube website," the report states. The video has since been removed.

The 16-year-old was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbery. Geidel has been held without bail in the Pasco jail since Oct. 26 on charges of robbery, battery, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and violating his felony probation.

Pasco: Second suspect arrested in October YouTube beating 03/15/12 [Last modified: Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:13pm]
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