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Man accused of sucker punching man with cerebral palsy

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania authorities have arrested a man accused of sucker punching another man outside a convenience store after making fun of him because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy.

The Chester County sheriff’s office says 29-year-old Barry Baker Jr. was arrested Monday in Uwchlan (YEW-klin) Township. The court docket lists Baker’s hometown as Georgetown, Delaware.

Baker is charged with simple assault against a man with cerebral palsy in the May 10 attack in West Chester. He also faces harassment and disorderly conduct charges.

Surveillance cameras show a man police say is Baker mocking the man before punching him in the face without warning.

Baker also was sought on a parole violation in an unrelated case.

Baker’s prior attorney, Francis Miller, says he no longer represents him; it’s unclear if Baker has a new attorney.

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