Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
Juan Rodriguez; Audrianna Wignal
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A couple was arrested on charges they attacked a legally blind Salvation Army bell ringer whom, police say, they accused of cutting in front of the line at a White Plains, N.Y., restaurant.

According to CBS New York, police said that 30-year-old Juan Rodriguez and 21-year-old Audrianna Wignal attacked the 41-year-old bell ringer around 3 p.m. Saturday after accusing him of cutting the line at Smashburger.


The unidentified bell ringer was on his break when he walked into the restaurant. Police told the news station that the couple confronted the man about cutting the line and that Rodriguez punched the victim, knocking him to the ground. Police say that Rodriguez then straddled the man and continued to attack him while Wignal kicked him.

Rodriguez also hit the man in the head with his Salvation Army kettle, police told CBS New York.

"[The victim] suffered from a broken orbital bone and a broken nose," Lt. Michael D’Alessio, of the Greenburgh Police Department, told WCBS. 

Rodriguez and Wignal were arrested at the scene. Rodriguez was charged with assault, and Wignal faces a misdemeanor charge. The bell ringer was treated at a local hospital and released, CBS New York reports.


Read more at CBS New York.

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