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Man Charged With Punching 91-Year-Old In Unprovoked Attack Witnessed By Police Sergeant

Alexander Taylor, 45, has been charged with aggravated battery of a victim 60 or older, police said.

Alexander Taylor, 45, has been charged with punching a 91-year-old man, police said.
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CHICAGO — A man punched a 91-year-old in the face — but a Chicago Police sergeant saw and arrested the man just minutes later in Chinatown, police said.

About noon Tuesday, an off-duty sergeant saw the victim, a 91-year-old man with a cane, and another man walking in opposite directions in the 2400 block of South Wentworth Avenue. As the two neared each other, the other man punched the 91-year-old “without provocation,” knocking the elderly man to the ground, police said.

The man ran away but the sergeant followed him and told him to stop, police said. Other officers helped the sergeant arrest the man at 12:15 p.m. in the first block of West 26th Street.

Alexander Taylor, 45, has been charged with aggravated battery of a victim 60 or older, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and aggravated battery in a public place, police said. He was scheduled to appear in Bond Court on Friday.