Report: Disabled man attacked in Rock Hill

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMay 2, 2013 

— Police are searching for a man who they say attacked a disabled Rock Hill man in his car and stole a bag, cash and catheter Wednesday night.

Officers found a red Chrysler 300 stuck in a small ravine with the passenger’s side door open on West Main Street in front of Pilgrim’s Inn around 8:15 p.m., according to a Rock Hill Police report. An officer said he noticed the car traveling recklessly down Allen Street from Hagins Street, drive onto the Pilgrim’s Inn parking lot and then come to a rest at the ravine.

Police spoke a 37-year-old man who was in the car and said the driver, a 26-year-old man, hit him in the mouth and took his black handbag, filled with $200, and his catheter, the report states. The suspect then ran out of the car.

The victim said due to his medical condition he was unable to operate the vehicle safely. The victim told police he’s paralyzed from the waist down and is unable to move without assistance from a wheelchair.

Police will not say why the two men were in the car together. The suspect hasn’t been found, but police are still investigating, Rock Hill Police Executive Officer Mark Bollinger said.

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