CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (CBS)–Chester County’s Fugitive Unit is searching for the man accused of sucker-punching a person with cerebral palsy in a convenience store parking lot.
A warrant has been issued for Barry Baker, as county officials say he is wanted for a probation violation.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
Baker is accused of assault as police say he is the man seen in a video mocking, then punching a person with cerebral palsy in a 7-Eleven parking lot.
He was released on $25,000 bail related to this crime.
“This defendant is a bully. Every decent citizen should be outraged by the defendant’s conduct. The victim is to be commended for keeping his cool and notifying the police,” said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.READ MORE: Ben Simmons 'Done Playing With Joel Embiid' Due To Style Of Play, Not Personal Issues, Report Says
Baker has been in and out of jail, and is on probation for a 2009 theft case.
In 2007, he pleaded guilty and served time for selling flag holders from veterans’ grave-sites to a scrap-metal company.
The Chester County DA’s office says Baker failed to show up for a domestic relations matter on Thursday, so there is an additional warrant from the county’s Domestic Relations Department.
“He is wanted the police are actively looking for him and basically the hunt is on,” Hogan said. “The best thing he can do now is surrender himself immediately.”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call West Chester Police at 610-696-2700.