Surveillance video from the scene in West Chester shows Barry Baker approaching the victim and then imitating the man's walk before throwing a punch.
According to the press release, on May 10, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the defendant and his friends were at a 7-11 convenience store located at 200 South High Street, West Chester.
A Pennsylvania man reached the lowest of lows when he punched a man with cerebral palsy in the face.
Authorities issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for Barry Robert Baker Jr. for a violation of his probation in a minor theft case in 2009, stemming from the new arrest.
The defendant's actions in this case are appalling. He said he plans to contact Chester County elected officials. Man with cerebral palsy assaulted in West Chester That's when a man in a yellow sweatshirt, identified by investigators as Baker, appears to mock the victim after he goes inside.
The man, 22, has cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination, said Thomas P. Hogan, district attorney for Chester County. A few minutes later, the victim walks out of the store and the suspect apparently mocks him again.
'Every decent citizen should be outraged by the defendant's conduct.
Baker was charged with simple assault and related crimes, according to ABC6.
He remained free on $25,000 bail following arraignment Monday morning before District Judge Mark A. Bruno. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 30.
West Chester Police continue to investigate the incident. If you have any information, please call them at 610-696-2600.
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