RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A disabled veteran in a wheelchair was speaking out Tuesday, about his experience being mugged just over a week ago while coming home from a church on the east end of Long Island.
As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, the four thieves took all the valuables that Gene Lyons, 60, had with him in the attack.
Lyons said being pulled over backwards on his electric scooter and beaten was frightening.
“I feel disrespected and I feel violated — definitely violated,” Lyons said.
The Navy veteran and former executive chef, who was disabled in a car crash some years ago, was in Riverhead Sunday night for a meeting at the local Methodist church.