Disabled Niagara Falls man says he was bullied

Posted at 11:14 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 23:14:46-05

video showing a mentally disabled man named Billy being slapped and ridiculed outside of a Niagara Falls grocery store captured the attention of many Western New Yorkers. 

Tuesday evening, 7 Eyewitness News had the opportunity to speak with Billy about the incident, in which he says he feels he was bullied.

"He thinks he can bully me and to steal money," Billy said about the man who slapped him.

Billy said he asked the man to stop, but he wouldn't.

"Get away from me, don't touch my body and he did anyhow."

Billy said this was not the first time he has been bullied in his life.

"I cry, I cry, I go home and cry."

Billy said all he wants is for the man in the video to leave him alone and not to hurt him again.

Police in Niagara Falls say they have identified three of the four people involved in the video of Billy and hope to charge them with felonies. 

Click here to see previous 7 Eyewitness News coverage of this story.




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