Seniors citizens are prime targets for a strong-arm robber. Muggers assume seniors are frail and defenseless and will be easy marks for a strong-arm robbery, but not this time. They didn’t count on Sidney Tyson’s willingness to go down fighting.
Mr. Tyson was sitting on a bench waiting for a bus. As he began to make a call on his cell phone 5 or 6 young men attacked him from behind. They punched and kicked him as they grabbed his cell phone from his hand, but he fought back throwing elbows and swinging his cane.
“When people come up behind you when you’re disabled and you’re weak, you’re already tired and you don’t want to be out in the street in the first place, (an attack) is really a shock to your system,” he said. “The will to survive really helps in this situation.”
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