WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania authorities have arrested a man accused of sucker punching another man outside a convenience store after making fun of him because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy.
The Chester County sheriff’s office says 29-year-old Barry Baker Jr. was arrested Monday in Uwchlan (YEW-klin) Township. The court docket lists Baker’s hometown as Georgetown, Delaware.
Baker is charged with simple assault against a man with cerebral palsy in the May 10 attack in West Chester. He also faces harassment and disorderly conduct charges.
Surveillance cameras show a man police say is Baker mocking the man before punching him in the face without warning.
Baker also was sought on a parole violation in an unrelated case.
Baker’s prior attorney, Francis Miller, says he no longer represents him; it’s unclear if Baker has a new attorney.