Saturday, March 07, 2009

Man suffers seizures following attack

A 30-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly punched a friend in the head on Thursday, which caused the friend to have seizures.

Cory Boylan was charged with assault in the incident, which happened at about 9:45 p.m. at Johnny Mac’s Bar & Grill, 2279 Hubbell Ave., according to a police report.

Boylan was at the bar with his friend Dale Gifford, 23, and two women. No one was drinking, the report said. Boylan apparent made unwanted sexual advances toward one of the women, and then called Gifford’s mother a derogatory name.

Gifford, who suffers from cerebral palsy and has a metal plate in his head from more than two dozen surgeries to allow him to walk, repeated the insult back at Boylan’s mother.

Boylan walked over to Gifford and punched him in the left side of his face, despite knowing about Gifford’s medical condition, the report said. Gifford “was knocked to the floor where he had two to three seizures,” it said.

Boylan left the bar and went home, where he was arrested. He told police he was sorry for punching his friend. Boylan faces up to a year in jail if convicted.


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