Wichita police say woman attacked, beaten with her walker

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a 78-year-old woman suffered a broken shoulder after she was knocked down and beaten with her walker by a man who was then found sleeping in her apartment.

Lt. James Espinoza says the woman was leaving her apartment early Thursday when a stranger knocked her down and hit her with her walker as she was on the ground. The man then ransacked the woman’s apartment.

Espinoza says the woman, who is Vietnamese and doesn’t speak English, got a neighbor to call 911.

Responding officers found a 28-year-old man asleep inside her apartment and arrested him. Espinoza says alcohol appeared to be a factor in the case.

The woman told police she didn’t know the suspect. Nothing appeared to be missing from the woman’s home.


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