Teen Charged With Beating Elderly Man For Money
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (WCCO) ―
A Brooklyn Park teenager has been charged for allegedly beating and robbing an elderly man.
Christopher Lamor Johnson, 16, has been charged with first-degree assault and burglary for allegedly beating an 81-year-old man in his Brooklyn Center home and attempting to steal money from him.
Court documents said a neighbor of the elderly man called 911 when she saw two young men push the elderly man inside his home after he answered the door.
When police arrived they found the victim kneeling on the floor with his head covered in blood. According to police, they found the house in disarray with blood splatter on the floor and walls.
Police arrested one of the young men when he tried to run out of the house. With the help of a K9 unit, police were able to locate Johnson, who was hiding underneath a car inside the victim's garage.
The elderly victim was transported the North Memorial Medical Center where doctors had to perform emergency brain surgery
to stop bleeding in his brain.
According to court documents, when police interviewed Johnson, he told police that he and the other young man were broke and needed money. The young man said he knew an "old dude" who probably had some money.
Johnson told police they came up with a plan to rob the elderly man. Court documents said when they got to the house the two knocked on the door and first asked about doing yard work before pushing the elderly man into the house, beating and robbing him.
Johnson is charged with one count of first-degree assault and two counts of first-degree burglary, both of which are felonies.