Disabled man is attacked – level 3

14-04-2014 07:00

These shocking images show the moment a drunk thug tried to steal a bag from a disabled man on a mobility scooter.

CCTV footage released by police shows the moment the thug creeps up behind his victim and tries to snatch the bag from his back.

The victim was hauled from his scooter and onto the ground, after the bag’s cord got stuck around his neck.

Daniel Jones from Nuneaton approached the 42 year-old man when he saw him on a late night supermarket trip in Coventry.

Despite the victim gasping for breath when the bag was caught around his neck, Jones refused to release his grip and dragged him off the scooter. The 23 year-old finally managed to untangle the bag’s cord and ran off.

After claiming he couldn’t remember anything about the incident, he was picked out during an ID parade, and was later jailed for 40 months after admitting robbery.

Difficult words: thug (criminal), creep up (to surprise somebody from behind), snatch (take quickly), haul (pull), grip (firm hold), untangle (separate something twisted), claim (say), ID parade (the victim recognised the criminal from other people).

Source: www.itn.co.uk


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