PHOENIX — A woman is accused of attacking and robbing a cancer patient in Phoenix, who is also an amputee.
Phoenix police report that on August 1, 35-year-old Eileen Veronica Dominguez pushed a 67-year-old man out of his wheelchair and stole his cell phone. Police say the incident occurred near 27th Avenue and Van Buren Street.
The victim, who has cancer and is an amputee, suffered a swollen right eye and 3-inch cut to his head from falling onto the concrete, according to police.
Court records show the man was left on the hot pavement for about three minutes. The outside temperature at the time was about 107 degrees, police say.
Witnesses recognized Dominguez as someone who lives in the area. She was arrested by police the next day. Dominguez allegedly told police that when she saw the victim, he was already on the ground, and she used his cell phone to call for help.
She said she fled after the victim threatened to call the police saying she assaulted him.
Court records show Dominguez was already on release for previous crimes and is now being held without bond for robbery and aggravated assault.