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Police: ASU Student Attacks Elderly Man At Walmart

4:05 PM, Oct 9, 2013   |    comments
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Boone, N.C. -- Boone Police arrested a man after they say he caused a disturbance at a Walmart store.

On Monday, police said Diogenes Gabriel Morales, 21, ran from police officers as they tried to question him about the incident in the store's parking lot located on Watauga Village Drive in Boone.

According to police, surveillance video showed Morales as he jumped into a merchandise bin inside the store. It also shows him hitting and injuring an elderly man who was shopping at the time.

Chief Dana Crawford said in a news release, "ASU students are such a big part of this community, and this type of behavior is uncharacteristic. We're shocked that a 21-year-old ASU student would do such a thing."

Morales is charged with Simple Physical Assault and Resisting Arrest. He appears in court November 19, 2013.

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