The jerk who allegedly mocked and sucker-punched a man with cerebral palsy is even more awful than his latest brush with the law suggests.
Among his past crimes? Robbing veterans’ cemeteries.
Barry Baker, 29, was charged with assault after a May 10 incident outside a 7-Eleven in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where he allegedly assaulted a 22-year-old with cerebral palsy.
He was caught on a surveillance video imitating how the man walked and then blindsided him with a blow to the face.
For Baker, the violent assault is just the latest in a rap sheet that includes convictions for theft, forgery and conspiracy, according to the Smoking Gun.
Among his reprehensible crimes, Baker was involved in robbing the marked graves of veterans in 2007.
He pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of bronze flag holders from the vets’ burial sites at two Pennsylvania cemeteries. Nearly 250 flag holders valued at $10,000 were recovered from a local scrap company, according to court records.
He was released from custody for the May 10 assault after posting $25,000 bail, but has been ordered to return to jail for violating his probation from a 2015 conviction for theft of a motor vehicle.