Dad Accused of Punching Wawa Customer for Allegedly Ogling Daughter Surrenders to Police

A father accused of clocking a customer inside a Delaware County Wawa store for allegedly staring at his daughter turned himself into police Tuesday Morning.

Gary Edwards, 45, of Philadelphia surrendered to Upper Darby Police around 9 a.m.

Upper Darby Police told NBC10 that the 47-year-old victim was ordering a hoagie from the digital kiosk inside the store on 69th Street near Patterson Avenue around 5:20 p.m. on Monday when Edwards approached him and accused him of checking out his daughter.

Police say the angry dad then cold-cocked the victim for allegedly dishonoring his daughter.

The attack left the victim hospitalized with a possible concussion and a cut to his head, according to Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

After the attack, Edwards and his daughter got into a four-door sedan and drove off, according to investigators.

Police say Edwards is already on federal probation, though they have not yet revealed why. Police also say he has an extensive criminal record which includes charges for assault, burglary and child abuse.

For the latest incident, Edwards is charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.

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