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Teen Charged With Robbing And Beating An Old Man: Senseless

An 81-year old man was vicously robbed on Sunday; a Brooklyn Park teenager faces the charges, reported WCCO.

Christopher Lamor Johnson, 16, was charged with first-degree assault and burglary after he allegedly beat and attempted to steal money from Norman Arneson in his Brooklyn Center home, reported WCCO.

Arneson was admitted to North Memorial Medical Center immediatley and recieved emergency brain surgery on Sunday and was due to undergo another brain surgery on Thursday, reported the Star Tribune.

"He's just not our dad right now," Vickie Trainor, one of Arneson's three daughters, told the Star Tribune. "That day, we never would have recognized him because his face was so beat up."

A neighbor called 911 after she saw the two teens force themselves into Arneson's home on the 5700 block of Northport Drive, reported the Star Tribune.

Police arrested Johnson after they found him, with the assistance of a K-9 unit, in the victims garage, hiding under his car, according to WCCO.

Johnson told officials he committed the burglary because he needed money, according to KSTP TV.


This is such a tragedy! The children who committed this crime should pay to the fullest extent of the law and their parents should be ashamed of their child's senseless acts of brutality!