Autistic Man Beaten Up And Robbed While Trying To Make Friends On Basketball Court

After a violent incident in Tampa, Florida, two people are under arrest and an adult man with autism is left not knowing who he can trust. The victim told ABC Action News that he was just trying to make friends on the basketball court near his home, but he ended up being beaten and robbed.

“They tried to take my phone. They beat me up. They punched me in my face,” the 22-year-old man said. The young man suffers from autism, the neurological disorder that can inhibit and impair communication and social interactions and affects one in 68 children nationally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The victim, whose father asked that he not be named, had gone to a basketball court near his home on Sunday, December 3, The Washington Post reported. He enjoys playing the sport and was hoping to make new friends with whom he

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