32-year-old William Lafave, the white man involved in the altercation, admitted to news sites that he did fight the 20-year-old victim. The victim is currently recovering from multiple injuries following the vicious dog attack.
A horrifying clip showing a group of white men setting a dog on a black man has gone viral on the internet. Reports state that the incident took place last Wednesday in Roseville, Michigan. The victim is currently recovering from multiple injuries following the vicious dog attack.
Trigger Warning: The video below contains violence and aggression. Viewer discretion is advised.
32-year-old William Lafave, the white man involved in the altercation, admitted to WXYZ that he did fight the 20-year-old victim. The fight escalated after the group claimed the black man allegedly had a knife, which in turn egged Lafave's son on to release the dog, prompting it to attack the victim.
This shit made the news 😲 pic.twitter.com/2VQiwRZjMl— Free Spirited🇭🇹💨🍃 (@StephLDV) August 12, 2019
Lafave confirmed this with the station, stating: "That's why the dog was let go and the dog did his job to make sure he protected me from getting stabbed by the individual." However, the victim, who has not been named, told WXYZ that he was not carrying a weapon of any sort during the incident.
Even got the son fighting, teaching racism and hatred towards black people early. I hope he lived— James C. Jones IV (@jcjiv31) August 10, 2019
Cellphone videos of the incident show a group of white people with a dog menacingly approaching the black man who seemed to be walking down the sidewalk. The first punch was thrown by Lafave himself, and the black man can be seen reacting in defense. This prompted Lafave's stepson to release the dog, who viciously attacked the black man, forcing the victim to the ground.
Fat fuck took a swing and almost fell then let the dog on em...pussy— HeavySmoke (@HeavySmoke239) August 12, 2019
Once the victim was helpless on the ground, the group of white men converges around him and carries on attacking him. At one point in the video, a minor can be seen attacking the black man with a bat. Another person also attacks him with a trashcan. Roseville police are currently investigating the incident. There are no further reports of the incident.