Pittsburgh Teen Beaten for “World Star” Internet Fame

Jul 8, 2013
5:42 pm

This story came from local Pittsburgh media. It happened the last week of June.


Here is what was reported:

Police say the incident happened in broad daylight along Brookline Boulevard. A 15-year-old boy was at the center to play some hoops.

That’s when a group of African-American teenage boys approached the white victim and began beating him, allegedly to steal his basketball shoes, and for website notoriety.

On the video the group of boys can be heard screaming the name of the website “World Star” (for WorldStarHipHop.com) as they round the corner. That’s when police say they attacked. Another teen captured the attack on his cell phone.

Later in the story, more is shared:

Police tell KDKA’s Marty Griffin that the two suspects who beat the victim are teenagers, one 15-years-old and the other 17-years-old.

Sources tell KDKA they beat the young man in order to steal his basketball shoes, and to get notoriety for the beating on the website.