Two teenagers are facing charges for allegedly attacking two men in what appears to be a TikTok prank in a park located in northwest Harris County.
19-year-old Alford Lewis is currently detained with a bond set at $10,000 for a charge of aggravated robbery involving a deadly weapon and an additional $100 personal bond for an assault charge. Kingston Miker, 18, is presented with identical charges as Lewis but remains at large.
The video footage from the initial report shows the incidents.
Charging papers indicate that Lewis attacked two individuals in distinct events at Wortham Park, with Miker filming both occurrences. In one particular instance, it’s reported that Lewis, armed with a gun, physically attacked one man, attempting to steal his iPhone 14, which is valued at around $1,000.
Lewis ambushed the victim from behind on the park’s trail. Lewis is said to have brandished a gun and demanded the man’s phone while threatening to shoot him. When the man resisted, the weapon was handed to Miker. Miker, who was recording, allegedly aimed the gun at the victim, allowing Lewis to proceed with the physical assault.
Less than an hour following this incident, Lewis can be seen in a video striking another individual from the rear. This second victim conveyed to authorities that after being hit, both assailants seemed amused. When he confronted them about their behavior, he perceived Lewis to be reaching for a weapon.
After these events, the videos surfaced on TikTok.
Following the video’s release on social media and its dissemination on Nextdoor, a neighborhood watch app, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation to identify the individual responsible.
In a subsequent interview with KHOU 11, Lewis acknowledged his wrongdoing after the video generated widespread criticism, saying, “You know, I just made a mistake, and everybody makes mistakes.” He was located and questioned by the media outlet near his residence, which is close to the park.
He confessed that his primary motive was to gain traction on his YouTube and TikTok channels, reflecting a concerning trend among some youths who perform reckless acts for online recognition.
Lewis further attempted to justify his actions by saying, “What people don’t see is that I shook his hand after and hugged the man.” Many remain skeptical of his claims.
Such incidents underline the challenges of navigating the digital age and its influence on younger generations.