Man arrested after allegedly filming teen’s ‘dying moments’

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LORAIN, Ohio - An Ohio man is facing charges after allegedly trying to make a profit from "a young man's dying moments."

On Monday, a car crashed into a house, injuring the teenage driver and 17-year-old Cameron Friend.

Many neighbors tried to help the boys, who were both incapacitated.

Instead of helping, police told WJW that Paul Pelton grabbed his cell phone and started recording video.

"In the video, the male makes comments that the boys were 'idiots,' and holds his cell phone so that he can film these two boys who were in medical crisis," authorities said.

He is also accused of opening the car door to get a better view.

Friend later died from his injuries.

Authorities say Pelton did not turn the video over to police. Instead, he posted it to Facebook and tried to sell it to news stations.

He was arrested on a vehicle trespass charge.

Credit: Lorain Police Department

Credit: Lorain Police Department

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