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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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UCLA Basketball Players Accused Of Stealing Sunglasses In China Could Face Significant Prison Time

Three UCLA basketball stars may be left in China as allegations against them for shoplifting go through the legal system. KTLA shares that the freshmen on the UCLA men’s basketball team accused of shoplifting from Louis Vuitton store in city of Hangzhou could be in the foreign country for months. The players are LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill.

As previously shared, the three were in China for a game against Georgia Tech. They have been accused of shoplifting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store near their hotel. They were released on bail after being questioned about the alleged crime but continued to remain in their hotel as authorities continued the investigation. The players did not participate in the game that took place on Friday.

Chinese officials wouldn’t confirm the arrest report. Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China’s Foreign Ministry, said the case had been reported to US authorities, saying, “China is

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UCLA Basketball Players Held In China After Being Accused Of Stealing Sunglasses

Three UCLA basketball players are being held in China for allegedly shoplifting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou. As The Washington Post reports, LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill are still being held in a Chinese luxury hotel after they were arrested this week.

The three players were in China to play Georgia Tech on Friday. Details around the arrest remain unclear. In a statement, the State Department told The Washington Post that it’s aware of reports of the three US citizens being arrested in China and released on bail: “We stand ready to provide appropriate consular assistance for US citizens. Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment.‎”

UCLA Coach Steve Alford has confirmed that the three players will not play in Friday’s game. 

“We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China,” UCLA Athletics said in a statement. “The

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