Police seek suspect in Philly beating of blind man
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are seeking help from the public in finding the person who they say assaulted a blind man on a northwestern Philadelphia street earlier this month.
Officials say a surveillance camera on a Germantown street corner captured video of the Oct. 2 aggravated assault on the 33-year-old man.
Police say the man was walking east on a street just after noon when another man approached and struck him, knocking him to the ground.
Detectives said the suspect then proceeded “to kick and stomp” the victim, injuring his face and head “as he lay helpless on the ground.”
The suspect, who is estimated to be 20 years old, then fled south. Police are asking residents to view the video and call detectives if the suspect is spotted.