NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — A New Bedford man is accused of knocking a man to the ground over the weekend and stealing the sneakers off his feet.
On Saturday, shortly after 4 p.m., according to the department’s Facebook page, police officers saw a man running near the city’s bus terminal carrying a pair of shoes. Police said a passer-by yelled that the man had just robbed someone.
They caught up with the suspect, Sean Everson, 29, and arrested him as he tried to enter his home on Elm Street. He was still carrying the sneakers. They also found he had a folding pocketknife in his possession.
The shoeless victim, a 21-year-old New Bedford man, was still near the bus terminal. When officers talked went to talk to him, he said he’d just gotten out of a taxicab at the bus terminal when the suspect approached him, started punching him and knocked him to the ground. Once on the ground, the suspect kicked the victim several times, and pulled the sneakers off his feet.
Police said the victim had some minor injuries to his face, but refused medical attention.
Everson is charged with armed robbery, and with carrying a dangerous weapon (a knife).