Shefights.net Arrests Made, Neighbor Left Sickened | Crime
St. Petersburg, Florida - A St. Petersburg woman said she was sickened to hear that her former neighbor was arrested for allegedly abusing two disabled adults. Friday, St. Petersburg police arrested 59-year-old Jeffrey Williams. It all has to do with the website, Shefights.net.
Photo Gallery: Pictures of a SheFights.net "beatdown" (warning: graphic content)
"To take advantage of somebody like that. No, no. I think it's completely wrong," said former neighbor, Megan McConnell.
Last year, the website made headlines after a number of homeless men in the Bay Area claimed they were recruited and paid $50 to get beat up by women for the website. According to authorities, Williams recruited two mentally disabled men for the beatings and also filmed them.
From 2011: Homeless endure videotaped beatings for cash
Also arrested Friday was Zuzu Vargo , who investigators say was the one doing the beating.
"What is specific to these charges are the fact that these two particular men that were victimized are mentally disabled and consequently should not have been participating or recruited into an endeavor like this," said Mike Puetz.
Police say the beatdowns happened at Williams' home along 16th Street South, in the garage.
"I knew something was happening, because of all the sketchy people that were leaving. When his garage door was open there was wrestling mats and lights. Big construction light cameras," said McConnell.
Both Williams and Vargo are being charged with two counts of Aggravated Abuse of a Disabled Adult.