Police arrest suspect accused of beating 75-year-old legally blind man

- Upper Darby police say they have arrested a man accused of beating a 75-year-old legally blind man last month. 

"This was a vicious, violent, sadistic attack for no reason other than pure simple robbery," Upper Darby Superintendent Michael Chitwood said.

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"That's crazy. For somebody that's minding their own business, walking home. That's crazy," the victim's neighbor Michele Yorrick told FOX 29.

Neighbors described the victim as a friendly man who has lived here for years. Police say he likes to walk back and forth from 69th Street Station where he takes the train into Philadelphia as part of his daily routine.

"He's a nice guy. Every now and then I walk up to the top of the block by the garage, I would see him, ask him how he's doing," Yorrick explained.

Police say the victim had gotten off the train around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. He was walking down the unit block of Glendale when he was attacked.

"He's attacked from behind. He's thrown viciously to the ground. He's kicked. He's punched,"  Superintendent Chitwood said.

The victim was robbed of $100, his cell phone and backpack. He was raced to Delaware County Memorial Hospital where he underwent surgery or a broken femur.

"The guy that did it I call him a scumbag. He's a predator. He's no good and we need to take him off the street, gotta get him off the street," Chitwood said.

 

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