Delaware Man Who Punched Person With Cerebral Palsy Gets 3 to 6 Years in Prison - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Delaware Man Who Punched Person With Cerebral Palsy Gets 3 to 6 Years in Prison

Barry Robert Baker, 29, of Georgetown, Delaware entered his plea Monday.

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    Caught on Cam: Suspect Attacks Man With Cerebral Palsy

    Police arrested a man accused of mocking and attacking a person with cerebral palsy outside a 7-11 in West Chester. The incident was captured on surveillance video.

    (Published Monday, May 22, 2017)

    A Delaware man found guilty of punching someone with cerebral palsy has been sentenced to three to six years in prison, officials said.

    Barry Robert Baker, 29, of Georgetown, Delaware, was found guilty of simple assault, fleeing a crime scene and violating his probation, according to court documents. He has been in jail since June.

    Baker was caught on video mocking and sucker-punching a person with cerebral palsy outside a West Chester, Pennsylvania, 7-Eleven store in May.

    Baker could be heard making fun of the man and how he walked before sucker-punched him in the face and running away. 

    West Chester Police Chief Scott Bohn described his actions as "appalling."

    "You wonder what would make an individual treat somebody like that," Bohn said.

    Barry Baker of Coatesville is accused of mocking and sucker punching a man with cerebral palsy outside of a 7-Eleven store.
    Photo credit: West Chester Police