Disabled Man in Wheelchair Abused at Own Home by Drunken Visitor

As reported by Sierra Pedraja for KXAN news, Austin Police have arrested a 41 year old Austin man after he attacked a disabled man bound to a wheelchair at his home earlier this month. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Bryan Douglas went to the disabled mans house on September 3 and said that he wanted to kill someone and that he also wanted to pray.

The victim, who apparently knew Douglas, let him in the house and even prayed together with him. The report says that it was after the two prayed that Douglas placed the wheelchair bound victim, who had no use of both arms, in a headlock and allegedly tried to choke him. The affidavit also states that Douglas attempted to stab the victim with a pair of tongs he found in the kitchen. The victim, who remains unidentified, managed to escape from the attack because Douglas was so intoxicated.  Douglas is charged with injury to an elderly individual or disabled individual, a third degree felony, and being held on $100,000 bail.

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