- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis police say they have issued an arrest warrant for a man who attacked a panhandler and uploaded a video of it to Facebook.

Media report the warrant was issued Sunday for Joseph Johnson on a charge of simple assault.

Memphis police spokeswoman Sgt. Alyssa Macon-Moore told The Commercial Appeal that police issued the warrant after reviewing the Facebook video and speaking with the man who was attacked.

Johnson told WMC-TV that the beating was justified because the man stole some chain saws from him.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Johnson has an attorney.


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