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Template:For oooh, orphan Leonard Sims (born 1916) is a World War II Army veteran who was beaten violently in a carjacking by Deonte Bradley. The attack was caught on surveillance tape and received nationwide attention due to its brutal nature.
On May 4, 2007 around 8:35 PM Sims exited the 'Stop and Go Liquor Store' located at 3206 W. McNichols in Detroit and headed towards his 2005 Chevy Malibu. Twenty-one-year-old Deontae Edward Bradley accosted him at the car and asked for a lighter before beginning his attack. He landed 21 blows in all before acquiring Sims' keys and leaving the scene in the Chevy. During the attack five bystanders watched from approximately 20 feet away and, though obviously alarmed, in no way aided Sims.
Bradley was arrested on May 10 after an investigation by the Detroit Police Department and the Violent Crimes Department. He currently faces charges of carjacking with a penalty of up to life behind bars and Assault With Intent to do Great Bodily Harm, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years.
- "Police: He Beat, Carjacked 91-Year-Old Vet". WXYZ. 2007. http://www.wxyz.com/news/story.aspx?content_id=d3a4e114-bc60-4452-aa01-dde4cdc2be18. Retrieved 2007-06-14.