Blind man robbed at gunpoint
A 60-year-old man was waiting for a taxi when an armed gunman stole his bag.
By Bianca Prieto, Orlando Sentinel
7:09 p.m. EST, February 15, 2010
A blind Orlando man was robbed at gunpoint while waiting for a taxi, according to police.
The 60-year-old man was waiting outside of the Lexington Park Apartments on Westgate Drive around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when a man with a gun took his bag, a report shows.
The gunman pushed the weapon into the man's side then told the victim "Give me the bag, what is in the bag, give it to me," before yanking it off of the victim's arm, according to a report.
The leather bag contained a digital recorder and prescription medicine.
Shortly after the suspect ran off, the cab arrived and the victim left. He waited two days to report the crime because he was shaken up, police reports indicate.