Police: Salvation Army volunteer beaten

- Despite her tears and pleas for leniency, Audrianna Wignal, 21, yielded no sympathy from a Westchester County judge during her bail hearing. The young mother and her friend Juan Rodriguez are accused of beating a legally blind man at a Smash Burger in White Plains. Greenburgh Police Chief Chris McNerney said the couple accused the victim of cutting the line.

Wignal is accused is accused kicking the blind man while he was down on the ground. The 41-year-old victim was working at the nearby Westchester Wine Warehouse as a Salvation Army bell ringer when he went over to the Smash Burger for lunch Saturday afternoon.

Both suspects are facing a felony assault charge. Rodriguez was already parole and has been arrested 8 times before.

Police say the victim is visibly handicapped and had no idea why he was being attacked. The victim suffered a broken nose and fractured eye socket, but police say after he was discharged from the hospital he was already back on the job.

Meantime the suspects remain behind bars with Rodriguez on $25,000 bond and Wignal $20,000.

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