Man accused of sucker punching, making fun of disabled man

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania authorities have announced the arrest of 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 said that local deputies and federal marshals took 29-year-old Barry Baker into custody Monday morning in Uwchlan (YEW-klin) Township. He was taken to the county prison.

Baker is charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct in the May 10 attack in West Chester. Surveillance cameras show a man police say is Baker mocking the man before punching him in the face without warning. He was also being sought on a parole violation in an unrelated case.

Defense attorney Francis Miller didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

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