Share this article

print logo

Falls police release name of person seen slapping disabled man in widely viewed video

NIAGARA FALLS – Police want the public’s help finding a man, identified Tuesday as Myquan R. Pringle, who was seen slapping a disabled man in a widely viewed video.

Pringle, 22, of Fifth Street, is wanted on charges of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

Police and representatives of the Niagara County District Attorney’s Office had been negotiating with Pringle’s attorney to have him turn himself in to authorities, but no deal could be reached, Niagara Falls police said. When police went to Pringle’s apartment to arrest him, he fled.

Pringle is described as a black man, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds.

A video posted on Facebook in early December showed a mentally and physically disabled man known as “Billy” being accosted. A few days later, police identified the suspect but did not disclose his name. They said were hoping to make an arrest soon.

Anyone with information about Pringle’s whereabouts should call Niagara Falls police at 286-4553. If Pringle is seen, police should immediately be called at 286-4711.