Roughed Up, Mocked: Brother, sister busted by YouTube posting.
By James Halpin
Authorities said there was no motive for the crime other than the race of the victim, who has not been identified but was reportedly not seriously injured.
The first video posted on YouTube--which Powers recorded with a cell phone camera--was about a minute long and showed Gum and Powers pulling up to the man on the street with Gum yelling, "Hey, you want to get shot?" He then got out of the car and threw a plastic water bottle at the man, hitting him in the head, as a woman in the background laughed, the charges say.
In another video clip from the same encounter, Gum and Powers--who Gum identifies as his sister in court documents--throw eggs at the man and threaten him as he tries to walk away, the charges say. The man turned to his assailants, saying he didn't have any money and asking that they leave him alone.
"Are you getting hard? I'll hit you in the face and knock your (expletive) teeth out,' " Gum said, according to the affidavit. The man walked away, only to have Powers run up from behind and push him, almost knocking him down, the charges say.