Sucker Punching Dirtbag Is Worse Than He Seems

Pennsylvanian once robbed graves of military vets

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Despicable Dirtbag

UPDATE: Asshole convicted of assault

MAY 26--The Pennsylvania dirtbag arrested for sucker punching a man with cerebral palsy is actually a worse person than he appears, records show.

Barry Baker, 29, was charged earlier this month with battery for an unprovoked 2:30 AM attack outside a 7-Eleven in West Chester (where Baker has lived and worked for a tow company). As seen in the above surveillance video, Baker, an ex-con, walloped the 22-year-old victim after mocking the way the man walked.

Though Baker--charged with assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct--was initially released on $25,000 bail, he will soon return to jail after a judge this week issued an arrest warrant charging him with violating his probation.

According to court records, Baker was placed on three years probation in October 2015 for violating terms of a probation sentence imposed following his conviction for theft from a motor vehicle. In addition to his arrest this month, Baker allegedly violated his probation by not paying restitution, fines, and court costs of nearly $4500.

Baker’s rap sheet includes convictions for theft, forgery, conspiracy, and receiving stolen property. The latter count stemmed from Baker’s involvement in a crime on par with punching a guy with cerebral palsy in the face.

In 2007, Baker pleaded guilty to his role in the theft of hundreds of bronze flag holders that marked the graves of veterans at two Pennsylvania cemeteries. Baker and his accomplices stole the markers so that they could be sold as scrap metal. Police recovered nearly 250 flag holders--worth about $10,000--from a Pennsylvania scrap company.

Baker, who was charged with 143 counts of intentional desecration of a venerated object, pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy and receiving stolen property counts. He was sentenced to a minimum of eleven-and-a-half months in jail and a maximum of 23 months in custody. He was also ordered to participate in a drug or alcohol treatment program and undergo a mental health evaluation. (4 pages)