Video: Teens At Maryland Fair Fatally Punch, Spit On Man After Demanding Dollar

(Gateway Pundit) – A 59-year-old man attending the Great Frederick Fair in Maryland Friday was set upon by a pair of teenage brothers who attacked and killed him after he refused their demand to give them a dollar, according to officials.

Video of the attack shows the man, later identified as John Weed from Mount Airy, knocked out from being sucker punched and then being spat on as he was limp on the ground. Weed was white, the teens charged in the attack are black. Weed was reportedly punched in the back of the head by one brother and then a few minutes later he was fatally punched in the face by the younger brother.

A later viral copy of the video falsely blames the victim, “A white supremacist tried to racially antagonize a group of Black kids at the Frederick Fair in MD. He started calling them the N-word, and one of the kids, fearing for his life, punched the racist man. The white supremacist later died and two innocent Black victims were charged”.

A Maryland State’s attorney told reporters Monday the attack was over a demand for a dollar and a “negative dialogue” in regard to that dollar demand.

Initial press release on the attack by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office:

On Friday, September 20th at approximately 5:36 p.m., Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Great Frederick Fair were notified of an assault near the midway area of the fairgrounds. A short time later, deputies located the victim, a 59 year old white male, lying unconscious on the ground. EMS responded and the victim was flown out by Trooper 3 to R. Cowley Adam’s Shock Trauma in Baltimore for further treatment.

Criminal Investigators responded to the scene and interviewed numerous witnesses who indicated that the person assaulted was the victim of an unprovoked attack. As a result of the investigation, two juvenile suspects were able to be identified and were later located and arrested by the Sheriff’s Office. Interviews were conducted and both juveniles have been placed in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Services pending a hearing with a Circuit Court Judge. No weapons were used or mentioned in this incident.

The first juvenile, a 15 year old black male, was charged with:

1st Degree Assault
2nd Degree Assault
Reckless Endangerment

The second juvenile, a 16 year old black male, was charged with:

2nd Degree Assault

Late this afternoon, September 21st, the Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Shock Trauma Center that the victim in this incident had passed away. The victim was transferred to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The Sheriff’s Office is currently consulting with the State’s Attorney’s Office to determine additional charges.

Anyone with information related to this assault is asked to please contact Detective Jen Skelley at 301-600-1046, or through our tip line at 301-600-4131.

The press release was updated Monday with the name of the victim:

The victim of the deadly assault that occurred at the Great Frederick Fair on Friday, September 20th is identified as John Marvin Weed, 59, of Mount Airy.

This investigation is still ongoing and the Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the States Attorney’s Office to determine appropriate additional charges. Information regarding additional charges will be released as soon as they are available.

The Sheriff’s Office is urging any eyewitnesses to this incident to please contact Detective Hyatt at 301-600-7114. Tips may also be provided to our tips line by calling 301-600-4131.

Tuesday afternoon the FCSO reiterated their appeal for help on the case:

Video by WMAR-TV on the attack and a friend’s remembrance of John Weed.

UPDATE: Video by WJZ-TV with details of the case that features a courtroom statement by the suspects’ father at their arraignment:

“My son is not an animal. He’s never been in trouble. He made a mistake. He’s only fifteen. I feel for the other family. They lost a loved one. My son doesn’t deserve to spend the rest of his life in prison.”


  1. BLM but white lives don’t. The worst thing that happened in this country was Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society. What a florid failure. When you give people just enough to get by, they get nowhere. What a crime and a shame.

  2. Death penalty for murder! People, even thug teenagers need to be held accountable. That is the trouble with this country now!

  3. At this point should residents of the area start looting and burning down buildings? That’s what they are doing in Minnesota. In either case it wouldn’t be right but that doesn’t stop some people.

    • Your right! Funny though, you see lies start pouring out it was the mans fault for being killed, as liberals always do, Blacks are not racist its only White people!
      Its a hate crime if a White attacks a Black! But if a Black attacks a White its never a hate crime, the media always turns it around. Sad, Liberals have ruined justice in this Country!

  4. I agree with you completely, Joel. As one minority (in the past) becomes the majority in the present, the abuses and
    injustices of the past become Identical to those perpetrated
    by the current majority. Funny how that works, eh?
    Human depravity knows no limits other than the mechanism
    used to impose it. True, or untrue?

  5. Burning, looting, rioting and killing! If we let this go unpunished there will only be more of the same. The senseless killing of anyone, black or white, cannot go unpunished and just because in this case the murderers are teenagers, they need to face the same consequences that an adult would! If that doesn’t happen it will lead to another race war, that none of us wants or, can afford.

    In Minneapolis people are roaming the streets burning, looting, rioting and assaulting others because a black man was tragically killed by the police. I have to wonder why these people think that burning, looting and destroying the property of others, is justified?

  6. Wouldn’t this become a totally different story if the attackers were white? You bet it would. In the past it was whites attacking blacks with no consequences. The situation has
    been reversed now. Now it’s blacks attacking whites with no
    consequences. I don’t know if this is true, or not, but I’ve read that America will no longer be a “White” nation by 2050.
    I will not provide any opinion of whether I consider this to be a “good” or “bad” situation. I am only noting that this change
    is coming.

  7. Why aren’t the people who are rioting in minn for the death of a black person rioting for a death of a white person seems like it’s always ok to kill a white man but taboo to kill a person of color
    Shows u how biased people are

    • shows you have no real understanding of the depth of this matter – stop saying the same old warmed over d-d-

  8. This happen last year, 8 months ago. Why is it being reprinted again? It’s like putting gas on a fire right now. I’m pretty sure the suspects got their day in court by now. Just like the police have to be held accountable for their actions, and the tax payers have to pay. So should the parents of this suspects. Like one of the suspect’s mother said, he made a mistake, and I didn’t raise no animal. Than the parents should be held responsible for their children’s action. I don’t care if you are black, white or brown those suspects did something bad, now they have to pay. I wish them the best of luck in the big house. Now they’ll know what it is to be a bad ass. Good Luck!

  9. “1st Degree Assault
    2nd Degree Assault
    Reckless Endangerment”

    Really?!!! How about Manslaughter? The victim is dead!!!


  10. So, in the interest of the same justice demanded b y the blacks in Minnesota, I want to see the same justice for these two black Murderers of a white man. I have had it up to my ears with this bullshiot about white supremacy. There are some in this country yes, but they are avery very small minority. So lets get to the real issue. They are a couple of punks looking for a fast buck.

    • look around – better yet, look at statistics on everything – white supremacy is not just the KKK

  11. These boys demanded a Dollar from the 59 year old man. He didn’t owe them anything, and he didn’t have to give them anything. They don’t like the fact that he was not willing to give them money so they PUNCH him in the back of the head, and then in the front of the head ! He dies from the attack.
    At the arraignment in Court the father says that “His son is a Good Kid, and He Just Made a Mistake”. NO, your son is NOT a good kid, and he didn’t just make a mistake ! A mistake is when you accidently bump into someone, and knock them down. PUNCHING a man in the head, because he would not give you money is ASSAULTING them, and a “Good Kid” doesn’t do that !

  12. Yes these “juveniles “ need to spend the rest of their sorry black ass lives behind bars WITHOUT PAROLE- baby daddy? said he’s never been in trouble before. Well this black mfr IS NOW . He’s no innocent child like they want to portray him to be- he (BOTH) should face death penalty!!!


  13. Those boys are not innocent, they again where the races, this is a on going game, that the blacks keep getting away with by just calling the white person races. Whites do not gang up on a single black but it happens all the time to whites, one black just beat a 75yr. old white man in a nursing home while recording it and, then show it off because he was so proud of what he did, he gave a bull sh_t excuse for his pre-arranged violent act. Prosecute them in adult court and let these blacks know they can’t keep these races act up…..

  14. A victimized elderly white man is murdered in public by two black thugs. No one feels the need to burn down the city because the black thugs lived.

  15. That is what blacks do all of the time. I am 77 and this murdering, rioting, looting, burning has been happening my whole life. How can they get respect when they are dangerous animals.

    • i’m through. black people have been killed by white people all my life and they think they have a right to ask me where i am going if they don’t know me

  16. Amazing a Black man was killed in Minneapolis MN and they start a riot and wreak everything in their sight and then a White man is killed at a fair in Maryland I DON’T see a protest or riot there at the fair What HIPPOCRACY and a big difference???????????

  17. TRY them both as adults, THEN give them “OLD SPARKY” (The Electric chair). There is NO REASON for this! One DISGUSTED Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  18. So where are all the white folk, burning and pillaging the city, burning police cars and taking over police precincts…spawning the same thing in other major cities across the country?

  19. Try both of them as adults. Let the chips fall where they may, life without parole or the death penalty upon conviction. Further, the parents of these two boys need to not only be sorry but also need to face their actions in raising such children. Can be deemed as harsh, regarding the parents, but something has to be done in our country to stop the unnecessary, unprovoked killing whether the victim be white or black.


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