Disabled man is attacked – level 2
A security camera captured a shocking crime. It shows a drunk criminal who tries to steal a bag from a disabled man on a mobility scooter. It happened in England.
The criminal approached to the man from behind. He tried to snatch the bag, but the bag’s cord got caught around the victim’s neck. The victim couldn’t breathe, but the criminal did not let go of the bag. The disabled 42 year-old man fell on the ground. The 23 year-old criminal finally got the bag and ran off.
The criminal was later recognised by the victim. The criminal was jailed for 40 months.
Difficult words: snatch (take quickly), cord (object like a rope), victim (somebody who is attacked).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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