Shocking video that shows a homeless man sprayed with red paint while panting: "This is how we take care of the beggars"
- An eight-second clip shows a homeless man covered in red spray paint
- The man behind the camera says there he is, sprayed to death & # 39;
- Locals in Normanby, Middlesbrough expressed outrage over the video
Henry Martin for Mailonline
Stunning video shots of a homeless man sprayed with red paint have provoked outrage.
The eight-second clip, which was posted on Facebook, shows a man showing off – that's how we treat beggars on the street & # 39; before adding "he is not even a beggar."
The homeless man covered in red paint can be seen sitting in front of a wall in the back of The Shed Micropub near Tesco Express in Normanby, Middlesbrough.
"There it is, sprayed to death," said the man behind the camera while filming the tramp.
TeesideLive spoke with the "beggar", who said he was "really homeless" and was still wearing his spray-painted pants as proof.
He said: I'm stuck like I am for now.
& # 39; He was the one who was immature, not me & # 39;
There it is, sprayed to death & # 39 ;: the homeless man sat against a wall in Normanby
The video was posted on Facebook over the weekend, but was removed after an outraged response.
Normanby residents say that the homeless man is often seen sitting near the store.
Two women told TeesideLive their shock at the footage and said: "I gave him a pound last week, who would do that to anyone? They could have blinded him.
& # 39; I was out of Tesco on Sunday.
The shocking images were uploaded to Facebook during the weekend, but then they were deleted
"You definitely look homeless, you can not say with certainty." It's quite unusual for Normanby, so you can tell. "
A Cleveland police spokesman said: "On Sunday afternoon the police received a call from a member of the public saying they had found a video of what appeared to be a man painting another man near the Tesco Express store in High Street in Normanby.
"The caller did not want to give more details, therefore, this initial report was recorded in our systems."