Felon Released Due To COVID-19 Beats Elderly Man Who Wouldn't Give Him Money

Sandy Malone

Police said 29-year-old Daniel Vargas kicked and punched an elderly man who refused to give the criminal money.

Bronx, NY – A 29-year-old man whom the state of New York released from prison on March 28 over fears of the coronavirus pandemic taking over correctional facilities was arrested again after he robbed and beat up a 62-year-old man.

The incident occurred at about 8 a.m. on April 7 on Valentine Avenue in the Bronx, according to the New York Post.

The victim, who walks with a cane, was leaving a bodega when he was approached by the recently-released Daniel Vargas.

Vargas demanded $80 from the victim, the New York Post reported.

When the victim did not hand over the money, Vargas attacked and began punching and kicking him.

According to the complaint, Vargas struck the older man, pushed him up against the wall, and then threw him to the ground, the New York Post reported.

Then he fled with the money.

The complaint said police apprehended Vargas a short time later, the New York Post reported.

Vargas was in prison in March for parole violations when he was released because of fears about the novel coronavirus in the state’s prison system.

His criminal record showed he had been arrested at least a dozen times for assault, robbery, weapons possession, and burglary, the New York Post reported.

Vargas was in state prison on a 2014 burglary conviction until November of 2017 when he was granted parole.

He returned to prison on parole violations and was held until his release was granted by a directive from the state on March 27, the New York Post reported.

State officials confirmed that “having met the criteria under the directive from March 27 to release certain low-level technical parole violators in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in local jails, Daniel Vargas parole was lifted on March 28.”

Vargas has been charged with robbery, grand larceny, and assault in connection with his attack and robbery of the elderly man, according to the criminal complaint.

He was being held on $50,000 bail, the New York Post reported.

Comments (45)
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flybynight
flybynight

Catch and release? Works great..............said no one ever!!!

sturnman22
sturnman22

Cuomo justice for old people!

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

Can they just admit that letting violent felons out for 'compassionate' reasons is just not a good idea?

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Who do you sue for letting them out?????

ITAngel07
ITAngel07

I think more people need CC’s. Let some moron try that with me. They won’t need prison for the tax payers to foot the bill. They will meet the devil really quickly because people like that aren’t going to meet the good Lord.

JBoH
JBoH

But did he get a gift card when he was released?

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

Another narrative not fitting to our resident trolls? Hmmm?

Debluvsanimals
Debluvsanimals

Enough with this bullshit! Let them stay in jail who cares if they get sick. I only care about the workers. The prisoners can get sick that's a risk you need to take when you commit crimes.

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

i see that stupidity just oozes out on this page.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Think about this seriously: We're releasing prisoners because we care about them catching the Covid 19? That's like worrying about a rapist catching VD or some other disease, isn't it? Perhaps they should offer to buy or rent places for the released felons as well and give them a 12 pack, along with a cigar? It's unbelievable what some are doing these days for people who violate the law

Jones24
Jones24

We have enough going on with the virus; how is letting felons out of jail/prison helping anyone?

Golobki
Golobki

Thanks Gov Cuomo.
Some blood on your hands?

XIHP308
XIHP308

Any reason to release violent offenders how can it get any better. Bet he'll be out on the streets by this weekend under the new non bail laws in that crazy state. Why would anyone want to live their?

bryantrent
bryantrent

That SOB

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

I'll have to fault the Old Man for taking a beating. 62 yrs. Old , living in America's SH#T hole, and NOT CARRYING A GUN ??🤔 I'am 67 yrs. old, and I Wear a gun INSIDE My home. 🖕🖕🖕🖕 FK your state ANTI GUN LAWS. People who Obey ANTI GUN LAWS GET HURT.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Surely someone should have seen this coming. Liberals "hard" at work.

Pacho
Pacho

Who releases him ? They need be accountable an put in prision in other jail cage next to him..

Schick56
Schick56

😂😂😂👍


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