NY Couple Arrested after Beating Blind Salvation Army Bell Ringer With His Red Kettle (VIDEO)

A New York man and woman were arrested after assaulting a blind Salvation Army bell ringer.

Juan Rodriquez beat the blind bell ringer with his red donation bucket.
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Juan Rodriguez and Audrianna Wignal (credit: Greenburgh Police)

They broke his cheekbone with the red kettle!
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Bell ringer Jermaine Simmons to a hospital over the weekend with facial fractures.


The couple brutally beat the bell ringer with his own donation bucket.

CBS New York reported:

Two people have been arrested after police said they assaulted a Salvation Army bell ringer at a restaurant in White Plains.

It happened at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Smashburger on Tarrytown Road.

Police said the 41-year-old bell ringer, who is legally blind, was on his break and standing in line with 30-year-old Juan Rodriguez and 21-year-old Audrianna Wignal when Rodriguez accused the victim of cutting the line.

That’s when police said Rodriguez punched the victim, knocking him to the ground. He then straddled the victim and continued to hit him in the head while Wignal kicked him, police said.

“He suffered from a broken orbital bone and a broken nose,” Lieutenant Michael D’Alessio, of the Greenburgh Police Department, told WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron.

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