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Teen arrested after being seen laughing before beating Flatbush woman in Elevator (video)

By Mason White 4:21 PM July 31, 2014
Smiling thug 

By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A teen was arrested on charges of assault after being seen on video laughing before beating a Flatbush woman in an elevator, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that 18-year-old Hoppin Tyler, was charged with robbery, assault and criminal possession of stolen property.

As we reported earlier, police said that the incident unfolded on Avenue M and East 18 Street, when the 18-year-old victim was walking into her building on Sunday night around 7:35.

The suspects followed a few seconds later.

In the surveillance video, the first suspect can be seen smiling and talking over his shoulder while the second suspect walks in a moment later, also with a smile.

They followed the woman into the elevator.

After she got into the elevator, the second suspect grabbed her by the neck and forced her back into the hallway, throwing her to the ground.

Once on the ground, the two suspects were seen fighting with the woman and beating her. The suspects are described by police as two black young men.

One suspect is described as in his late teens to early 20s, about 240 pounds, and was seen with an orange shirt, beige shorts, white sneakers and a backpack.

The other suspect is believed to be 20 to 25 years old. On the video, he was seen wearing a shirt with white writings on it and pants with urban camouflage.