Skip to comments.Man charged with beating elderly Bradenton man in speeding case
Posted on 12/31/2013 9:14:44 AM PST by moonshinner_09
MANATEE -- A 19-year-old man has been arrested on charges he helped beat unconscious a 70-year-old man who tried to get them to slow their car down as they rode through his neighborhood last week, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Leon Rogers is charged with battery on a person over 65, and is being held on $1,500 bond at the Manatee County jail.
"The investigation continues as deputies try to identify other suspects," the sheriff's office said.
James Gorman was pushing his wheelchair-bound wife down the street in the 400 block of 60th Drive West in Pride Park at about 5:30 p.m. Friday, with their granddaughter, 7, on her lap during an afternoon stroll.
"There were children all over," Gorman said a day later. "I stepped out to slow them down."
The front passenger of the car directed a few nasty words at Gorman and then punched him, he said. Trying to defend himself, the elderly man punched him back as the other backseat passenger got out of the car. The three men went on to beat him, kicking him and punching until he lost consciousness.
"They knocked me out, but when I came to, they were pulling away," Gorman said. "My wife had fell out of her wheelchair trying to come and help me."
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$ 1,500 bail with his criminal record.The servative of the crime, knocking out elderly man to the point of him reaching unconsciousness and talk about double standards.If a white dude did this,his bail would be in thousands above 1 thousand..And it took 3 thugs to beat him in to a state of unconsciousness
How dare you be such a racist!
Leon... looks about as expected.
Heart breaking. Obama’s sons strike again.
Was he wearing a “We are all Trevon” T-shirt?
Agreed bail should have been 10x what it was.
He easily could have been killed or seriously injured.
I don’t understand how ganging up on elderly, women, others weaker than you somehow make you tough in the eyes of your peers.
I hope Gorman has a bunch of friends and relatives who can pay this jerk a visit
If only Charles Bronson could magically appear at these crimes, do his work and then magically disappear when finished. Case closed.
Not a ghetto but packing would be prudent.
Buncha cowardly tribal pricks ganging up on assaulting elderly folks. Nothing a few burly linebackers with baseball bats couldn’t cure them of their evils.
This was obviously the work of a violent Norwegian Gang! These lutefisk-crazed Viking wannabes are masters of disguise. I would sincerely advise the Manatee Sherrif's Department to concentrate the investigation on Lutheran Church Basements where these daring raiders store their theatrical props and practrice uttering ethnic cries designed to throw investigators off the track.
I didn't want to bring this up, but illegal immigration from Norway compounds the problem because these dastardly berserkers often buy Latino ID from underground sources. E.G. "Lars" to "Luis." Others cover their tell-tale hair with dreadlock wigs (paid for by Welfare!) and change their Scandinavian swagger for the pimp roll walk popular in the 'hood.
You, like thousands of LEOs across our fair land are blaming these incidents on the wrong ethnic group. My man, you has been fooled.
Guy who got beaten by this POS who should have bail of at least $50,000
Mr. Gorman is very luck he wasn’t armed at the time and had the temerity to shoot one of Obama’s sons. For if he had done that, it would now be repeated every hour 24/7 on the MSM; Jesse Jackson along with Al Sharpton would be camped out in his front yard not to leave until they had reduced Mr. Gorman to a pauper and had him at least a million in debt to his lawyers.
His mother gave him good advice when she said, “Don’t take your guns to town Bill, leave your guns at home son.”
(I hope everyone realizes this is sarcasm)
I’m wondering - if two people over 65 get into a fightwith each other, do they both get additional charges? Just planning ahead...
Plan on getting shot. Every old guy I know carries a gun, I'm 70.
My guess is it would be exceedingly unpleasant physically and probably emotionally as well, with a healthy dose of public shaming to salve the wounds.
Time to revisit some of our ancestral wisdom on these types of egos, for their sake and ours.
Ya see people off all ages nowadays, driving 60mph on residential streets...Then when told to slow the f*** down, they get angry and act as if being told to slow down is offensive or something...People like this need to be stomped into the ground by the neighbors...
$1500 bail, all 3 of the SOBs should be charged with attempted murder, no bail.
Tough guys with long hair are easier to defeat than tough guys with short hair. Matter of leverage. Last guy with hair that long who tried some shite with me got his head smashed on the asphalt for his trouble.
‘What a nice man, he didn’t attack them, they attack him.’ That is what the thug’s friend is going to say. I say lock his Amish a$$ in jail!