Disabled man wrestles with robber

2012-11-16 13:33

Johannesburg - A man in a wheelchair wrestled with a robber at his home in Humansdorp near Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape police said on Friday.

The man, 55, was watching television when the suspect entered his house through an unlocked door on Thursday afternoon.

"The intruder assaulted the man and tied a rope around his neck, and dragged the complainant in the house... but he challenged his intruder," Lieutenant Colonel Priscilla Naidu said.

Naidu said the assailant pulled the rope and the man fell off his wheelchair, but still managed to fight him back with his hands.

She said the robber left with a laptop worth R6 000.

The matter was reported to police when the man's wife came home from work.

The robber was still being sought.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-11-16 13:42

    Another victim of Zoomerville! Cut off the perps hands. Thank goodness the victim survuvrd!

      michael.horton.566790 - 2012-11-16 13:52

      First time I hear of survuvrd... LOL! Don't know what went through your head there.... ;-)

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-11-16 14:02

      MIchael: Thats what Zoomerville does to one!LOL

  • gail.rieck.9 - 2012-11-16 13:43

    Wow big brave robber!! Fancy that, attacking a disabled man "all by himself!!!!"

      Forgotten - 2012-11-16 13:55

      @gail it is sad!! pfft

  • sagin.verity - 2012-11-16 13:47

    F ing scum bags in this country. Well done sir.

  • PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-11-16 13:48

    Aw man... that must've been horrifying. Imagine how helpless the poor man must've felt. And yet he fought back. Well bloody done, mate!

  • rebecca.sepiwe - 2012-11-16 13:50

    Robbing and assualting a disabled man? The robber is worth less than a disease-infested rat.

  • pdvermaak - 2012-11-16 13:52

    And so the crime will increase as more people get retrenched because employers can't affort to pay the demanded salary increases. What a shame. Give that disabled man a Bells.

  • JNaMolefe - 2012-11-16 13:56

    Thank goodness you survived! I always lock my front door...

  • ulandi.potgieter - 2012-11-16 13:58

    1st its children drowning 2nd children getting raped 3rd hurting people in wheelchairs 4th killing eachother 5th medical student kills boyfriend 6th raping the elderly the list just goes on, cant these people just get a job or finish school to get a job why hurt the next person for what you want.

      terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-16 14:54

      They know they can get away with it and if they get caught its a lengthy court case and maybe a few years in jail which is fine there's a roof, bed, food, and tv there is no hard labour for the criminals!!! And maybe if they lucky Zuma let's them out cause the jails are too full its a vicious cycle and the criminal knows this!!!

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-16 14:29

    So typical of the cowards they are. I suppose the swine went home and raped some women just for good measure as well. These scum must just be shot on site.

  • Rashida Patel - 2012-11-16 15:03

    Cry ,thy beloved country !! What is happening to people of our beautiful country ?? Rape ,killing , robbery etc ..terrified in our own homes !!

  • michael.vanwyk.33 - 2012-11-16 16:31

    A very courageous man2 4get about his disability and stand up against a coward

  • bongani.ngqame - 2012-11-29 11:41

    i dont know whats happening in this country elders are the most crime targets corporal punishment of some sort is needed when criminals found instead of them being given free food payed by our taxes,a rope for the murderers and castrate the rapists

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