A man in a wheelchair was under arrest after allegedly stealing an 88-year-old man's violin case as he played the instrument and then beating the elderly victim with his own cane when he tried to get the item back, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday.
The 53-year-old suspect, George Pulido San Miguel, has been charged with injury to an elderly individual, according to court documents cited by the Chronicle.
The incident happened June 1 as the victim played his violin in the median of a busy street in Houston. He apparently had his violin case sitting next to him when the suspect rolled up in his wheelchair and grabbed it.
San Miguel then allegedly rolled across the street with the case and told the elderly man to come and get it.
The victim, who was not identified, followed the wheelchair-bound man behind a Shell gas station, court documents state. That was when the suspect allegedly grabbed the victim's cane and "began striking him on the head and body, causing him to fall to lose his balance and fall," the Chronicle said.
About a week later, the victim, with his grandson, recognized the suspect at the same Shell station, and the two reported him to police.
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