Couple Arrested for Beating Legally Blind New York Salvation Army Bell Ringer

Juan Rodriguez and Audrianna Wignal (credit: Greenburgh Police)
Juan Rodriguez and Audrianna Wignal (credit: Greenburgh Police)

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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Source: CBS New York

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