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Autistic Man Beaten Up And Robbed While Trying To Make Friends On Basketball Court

After a violent incident in Tampa, Florida, two people are under arrest and an adult man with autism is left not knowing who he can trust. The victim told ABC Action News that he was just trying to make friends on the basketball court near his home, but he ended up being beaten and robbed.

“They tried to take my phone. They beat me up. They punched me in my face,” the 22-year-old man said. The young man suffers from autism, the neurological disorder that can inhibit and impair communication and social interactions and affects one in 68 children nationally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The victim, whose father asked that he not be named, had gone to a basketball court near his home on Sunday, December 3, The Washington Post reported. He enjoys playing the sport and was hoping to make new friends with whom he

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Man Who Robbed Bank To Escape Wife Sentenced To Be Confined With His Wife At Home

A Kansas City man claimed he robbed a bank because he wanted to go to prison to avoid going home to his wife. His wish didn’t come true. On Tuesday, Lawrence John Ripple, 71, was sentenced in federal court to six months home confinement and 50 hours of community service, according to The Wichita Eagle.

Ripple robbed a bank in September, giving a note to the bank teller that read: “I have a gun, give me money,” according to The Kansas City Star.  After robbing the bank, Ripple sat down in the lobby and waited for the police. He told law enforcement that he and his wife had an argument, which made him decide that he’d rather be in prison than go back home.

In court on Tuesday, Ripple’s public defender called the robbery a “cry for help.” Ramsey has been since diagnosed, and is on medication. He has

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