Caught on Cam: Blind Man Brutally Beaten on the Street

By David Chang
|  Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013  |  Updated 7:04 PM EDT
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A blind man was attacked on a street corner in Philadelphia. People passed by. No one helped.

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A blind man was attacked on a street corner in Philadelphia. People passed by. No one helped.

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Police are on the hunt for a suspect caught on surveillance video beating a blind man.

Police say a 33-year-old blind man was walking last Wednesday, shortly after 12 p.m., on the northeast corner of Wayne Avenue and Seymour Street in the Germantown section of the city.

As the victim approached the corner, police say another man struck him and knocked him to the ground. He then kicked and stomped the victim, causing injuries to his face and head. Surveillance video also shows onlookers walking past and doing nothing as the attack takes place.

The suspect then fled on foot south on Wayne Avenue.

"I would have done something about it," said Clarence Peterkin of Germantown. "It's just really bad."

Police say the suspect didn't steal anything and that the motive behind the attack is unclear. They continue to investigate.

The suspect is described as a 20-year-old man who was wearing a tan-colored baseball cap, tan shirt and Khaki pants. He was also carrying a dark-colored backpack.

If you have any information on the incident, please call Philadelphia Police. 

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