The horrifying minute-long clip shows 26-year-old Paul “Anthony” Cojocaru landing a series of sickening blows on the defenseless teen’s face as he cowers on the sofa.
Cojocaru, a personal trainer who practices martial arts, then drags the boy onto the floor, stamping on his ribs and head while the person filming half-heartedly tells him to stop.
“I will destroy you,” the thug tells the unnamed teen during the attack, threatening to kill him if he calls the police.
Police in West Deptford, New Jersey, US, arrested Cojocaru after the clip made its way onto Facebook and went viral.
West Deptford Police Chief Samuel DiSimone said they were told the teen had knocked over the suspect’s Red Bull.
“He got upset. Well, they left. This Paul Anthony and his girlfriend left, came back at like four in the morning,” he said.
“The juvenile was sleeping, and he’s woken up to getting a beating by this guy.”
“The most important part to me is that the juvenile is safe. He is not in danger any longer.”
Cojocaru was charged with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats in early April this year, although there has since been no further information on the case.
Since the clip came to light, it had been reported by several news outlets that Cojocaru is now a professional MMA fighter.
However, there is no record of a “Paul Cojocaru” apparent on any MMA database in the US.