Police: Man tries to rob 84-year-old on crutches

Published: Jun. 5, 2016 at 12:53 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 5, 2016 at 9:49 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man was arrested and accused of trying to rob an 84-year-old man on crutches.

A woman told police that the attempted robbery happened near 11:30 a.m. at 1400 Union Avenue.

The witness told police that the 84-year-old was walking to his car with crutches and Samuel Parks walked up and offered to help.

According to the affidavit, Parks grabbed the man after he said no, causing him to fall and hit his head on a sign, which made a gash on his head.

The witness then ran away Parks and screamed for help before he was able to take the man's wallet.

Parks was arrested and charged with attempted aggravated robbery.

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