Police: Panhandler arrested after kicking visitor
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland police say they have arrested a homeless man who allegedly kicked a tourist for refusing his request for a handout.
Police say 45-year-old Richard Sneddon approached a man visiting from the United Kingdom at about 12:30 p.m. Monday and asked for money.
The 59-year-old visitor refused, and police say Sneddon responded by kicking and pushing the victim.
The victim was taken to Maine Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery for a leg injury.
Police located Sneddon several hours later and charged him with felony assault. He is being held on $1,000 bail and faces arraignment Wednesday. It could not be determined if he had a lawyer.