WWII Vet Brutally Beaten Outside of Cincinnati Hospital

Published 09/02 2014 03:32PM

Updated 09/02 2014 03:35PM

(WLWT) A World War II veteran is hospitalized after he was attacked in the parking lot of Cincinnati's Good Samaritan Hospital.

Police say suspect Craig Phelps tried to steal 86-year-old veteran Paul Browning's wallet.

Members of Browning's family said he refused to give Phelps, 30, his wallet. Browning was then punched and pushed to the ground.

"After he beat him down to the ground and tried to take his wallet, my dad let him know he wasn't going to get his wallet. Then he reached down and helped lift him up and told him he was sorry and that he thought he was somebody else," son Marvin Browning said.

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