Man arrested for allegedly attacking blind man over cigarette

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Courtesy: Oklahoma County Jail

OKLAHOMA CITY – A 27-year-old Oklahoma man was arrested after allegedly attacking a blind man over a cigarette.

On Monday, officers were called to an apartment complex on N.W. 17th St. after dispatchers learned that a blind man had been assaulted.

The victim told officers that 27-year-old Joshua Kiehl came into his apartment and asked for a cigarette.

The victim eventually gave Kiehl a cigarette, but told him that he only had one pack left and could not give him any more.

When the victim went to smoke a cigarette in the building’s smoking area, he told police he¬†was met by Kiehl, who asked for another cigarette.

According to the police affidavit, the victim was pushed when he tried to walk away.

“[Victim] said he turned around and felt [Kiehl] punch him with a closed fist on the left side of his face. [Victim] said that when he was punched, his glasses flew off his face and landed on the ground,” the report said.

Kiehl was arrested for assault and battery.

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