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Video leads to charges for attack on cerebral palsy patient

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WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania man is accused of sucker punching someone outside a convenience store after making fun of the man because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy.

Police in West Chester are charging 29-year-old Barry Robert Baker Jr. of Coatesville with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct for an attack captured on the store's security cameras .

The footage shot at 2:30 a.m. on May 10 shows a man police say is Baker mocking the victim before punching him in the face without warning, then abruptly leaving the parking lot.

The local police chief calls Baker's actions appalling. The local district attorney says he's a bully.

Baker's lawyer Francis Connor Miller didn't immediate return a phone message left late Monday.

Court records indicate Baker posted $2,500 cash bail Monday.

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