WORCESTER (CBS) — A grand jury has indicted a bouncer on charges he beat, robbed and kidnapped a man who was at the club where he worked in Worcester.
Easton Byfield, 36, of Oxford, was indicted on charges of unarmed robbery, assault and battery, and aggravated kidnapping. The incident was captured on video and posted on YouTube. It then went viral, leading to Byfield’s arrest in February.
Byfield allegedly beat up a man in a bathroom at Platinum Premier Club in Worcester. The victim, a man in his 20s, did not report the incident when it happened saying he feared for his safety, but it was recorded on a cell phone by another of the club’s employees.
Officers said the bouncers first took the customer in the bathroom and accused him of dealing drugs, but he had no drugs on him and then he was robbed. “This is your sacrifice right here,” the bouncer is heard to say in the video as he flashes the cash.
Investigators say Byfield is then seen punching the victim in the face and head. Byfield also took money from the victim’s wallet and kept it.
At one point, the victim is ordered to kneel and pray to the bouncer saying, “Oh great (expletive) brown dude…” “You’re lucky I didn’t bring you in the basement and (expletive) dismantle you. You’re lucky to be able to walk out of here,” says the bouncer on the video.
Byfield will be arraigned on Wednesday in Worcester Superior Court.