An 87-year-old Ohio man was attacked and beaten by thugs on Christmas Eve. His attackers also stole his wallet and vehicle.
Tom Evans was out driving when he was ambushed, according to WLWT. The Sharonville grandfather pulled over to help someone, who was allegedly pretending to need help. He exited his vehicle to give the man a dollar. At that point, the suspect demanded his wallet, and when Evans resisted, the man and another suspect pistol-whipped Evans, then stole his car.
“His knuckles were bruised and cut. He had a cut on his ear. He was stitched or stapled in five different places,” Evans son, Danny Evans, reported to the new outlet (see video below).
“My father, he would give you the shirt off his back, but you’re not going to take nothing from him. Not without a fight,” Evans said. According to the report, Evans retained his wallet, and never gave it up.
After the attack, Evans crawled to an exit ramp where a citizen helped him before police located him.
Evans remains in the hospital, with serious injuries including a severe brain injury, cuts and bruises.
“Those people took away his independence,” Evans said, explaining that his father suffers from early dementia and will need physical therapy and assistance with daily living. His family will be need to put him in the care of a nursing home when he leaves the hospital.
“This wasn’t an accident, this was malicious violence against an elderly man who was actually trying to help somebody,” Evans said.
The family is offering a reward of at least $3,000 for anyone who gives them information that leads to a conviction.
— WLWT.com (@WLWT) December 29, 2017
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