Cops: Robber Pushed Man Out Of Wheelchair Into Traffic

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a robber followed a handicapped man from a central Florida ATM and pushed him out of his wheelchair into oncoming traffic.

The victim told authorities a man was watching him as he withdrew money from a cash machine at a gas station in Kissimmee on Saturday. As he tried to get home, the suspect caught up with him and tipped him out of his wheelchair into oncoming traffic.

The victim was unable to get up and said several cars drove by before someone stopped to help.

A small dog that was with the victim was injured.

Deputies used surveillance video from the gas station to track 24-year-old Sonny Abreu who was charged Wednesday with attempted murder, robbery, abuse of a disabled adult and animal cruelty.

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