Arrest made in sucker punch of man with cerebral palsy

Cheryl Sanders
June 7, 2017

The Chester County Sheriff's Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Chester County Sheriff's K-9 Unit, working with the U.S. Marshals, took the man accused of sucker-punching a person with cerebral palsy into custody on Monday morning, June 5, at approximately 8 Uwchlan Township.

Baker is charged with simple assault against a man with cerebral palsy in the May 10 attack in West Chester.

A Chester County attorney who had been representing Baker is no longer representing him, the lawyer's office told HuffPost.

After Baker posted bail, two other arrest warrants were issued for him - one for a probation violation and another for failing to appear at a domestic violations hearing. District Attorney Tom Hogan said the public, through extensive social media contacts, was instrumental in providing leads.

The warrant comes after Baker was charged this week after police say Baker and his friends were at a 7-Eleven, when the 22-year-old male victim drove into the parking lot and parked his vehicle. Prosecutors say Baker began ridiculing the victim and mocking the way he walked. The man walking by appears to pick up the pace and ignore what's going on.

Surveillance video showed Baker mocking the man outside the store, then suddenly punching him in his face. When the victim left the store, Baker again mocked the victim, imitating how he moved.

According to a police report, Baker was inside a 7-Eleven when he saw the 22-year-old victim enter the store. The victim later contacted police.

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