Man robbed, dragged from wheelchair

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man in a wheelchair was targeted by thieves near a downtown park.

Police say Antonio Harris was held up by a man and woman who threatened him with a large stick.

Harris said he was at the fish market across the street from Manassas Park when the woman came running toward him with a stick and a man ripped a fanny pack off his waist, then pulled him from his wheelchair to the ground.

“They took my keys, my wallet, my food stamp card , my laundry card and my ID,” Harris said.

Harris said he saw the same couple at the park Tuesday and told police.

Vonkarius Levy and Tiffany Marks have both been charged with robbery.

Harris wants to make sure they stay locked up and can’t believe anyone would go after someone in a wheelchair.

“I was in tears. I cried because they stole from me. When you take from me, if you want something from me I can help you out. You can just ask me. You don’t take an rob from me,” Harris said.

Someone found most of his stolen items, but not the nearly $200 Harris says Levy and Marks took from him.

They are being held on $20,000 bond.


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