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Man charged with attacking minion on Florida boardwalk

Despicable him! Man is charged with attacking mentally disabled man who dressed as a minion cartoon character on Florida boardwalk

  • Jamie Roehm, who is mentally disabled and partially blind, was dressed up as the yellow character from the Despicable Me, Sunday
  • He says he was approached by a man, later identified as 25-year-old Ryan Nihart
  • Police say Nihart picked up Roehm and spun him round before eventually dropping him, and  kicked the minion when he tried to get back up
  •  Nihart was charged with battery and criminal mischief

A man has been charged with attacking a person dressed as a minion cartoon character along a popular Florida boardwalk.

Jamie Roehm, who is mentally disabled and partially blind, was dressed up as the yellow character from the Despicable Me movies outside Jungle George’s on Daytona Beach’s boardwalk Sunday.  

He says he was approached by a man, later identified as 25-year-old Ryan Nihart, who began hassling him. 

A man has been charged with attacking a person dressed as a minion cartoon character along a popular Florida boardwalk

Ryan Nihart (left in mugshot) has been accused of attacking a person dressed as a minion (file image, right) cartoon character along a popular Florida boardwalk

The police report states that at one point, Nihart picked up Roehm and spun him round before eventually dropping him.

Cops say that the attacker kicked the minion when he tried to get back up.  

Nihart was cheered on by a crowd of supporters during the attack. 

Jamie Roehm, who is mentally disabled and partially blind, was dressed up as the yellow character from the Despicable Me movies outside Jungle George's (pictured) on Daytona Beach's boardwalk Sunday

Jamie Roehm, who is mentally disabled and partially blind, was dressed up as the yellow character from the Despicable Me movies outside Jungle George’s (pictured) on Daytona Beach’s boardwalk Sunday

The store owner and others helped detain Nihart until police arrived. 

He was charged with battery and criminal mischief.

The Palm Beach Post reports Roehm declined medical treatment, saying he was mostly bruised. The store owner told police the $300 minion suit was destroyed.

  

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