Florida father found guilty in YouTube brawl

A jury on Friday found a Florida father guilty of battery and child abuse after he was caught on tape punching and kicking a teenager, MyFox Orlando reported.

Gary Johnson, 35, was also found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disorderly conduct in relation to the attack on the 16-year-old boy.

Johnson could face as many as 57 years in prison, although attorneys for the prosecution and defense said they see a minimum 10-year sentence as a more likely outcome.

Johnson fainted within moments after the verdict was read in court.

The fight, on Aug. 17 last year, began as a brawl between two teenage boys outside Johnson's Palm Bay home but ended with Johnson, whose son was involved in the fight, stepping in.

Prosecutors said Johnson never tried to stop the fight between the boys, but rather egged them on. They also said a YouTube video clearly showed Johnson repeatedly hammer-punching the 16-year-old boy with the butt of his fist.

"I was all 'adrenalin-ed' up," said the teen victim, who took the stand on Thursday.

The defense tried to convince the jury that the teen got what he was asking for when he chest-bumped and exchanged words with Johnson.

Johnson claims he got involved because the boy attacked his son from behind and wasn't fighting fairly.

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