A 67-year-old senior in Winnipeg was beaten for his bingo winnings on the evening of Wednesday.
Alvin Spence was walking home after playing bingo at the Freight House Recreation Center at 10:00 p.m. when three men approached him and demanded his backpack.
When he was discharged from hospital on Thursday, he told CBC News: “I had my hood over my head because it was kind of cold. Then that’s when I heard these footsteps—somebody coming, running behind—and I looked but the guy made it looked like he passed me. And then I looked behind again and there’s two more running.”
He said that they knocked him down and when he tried to get up, they knocked him down once again. Then they grabbed his backpack and ran away. He somehow reached his apartment and called his daughter, who immediately notified the police, called the ambulance, and rushed to his assistance.
The doctors say that Spencer requires surgery because his face has been broken in many places. However, he has been discharged at present. His daughter is unable to believe that such a thing could have happened to her father. She said that she is shaking her head in disbelief. She remarked. “There is no respect for the elderly. Some people just have no heart.”
The Winnipeg police are currently investigating the case. They tried using a helicopter to trace the three men, but did not have any success.
Spence’s daughter says that the men ought to know that the police have launched a man hunt for them. Stating that she feels sick that someone could treat an elderly person in such a manner, she said that she hopes the three men will feel just as nervous as her father to walk along the street.
The three men, however, did not find Spence’s bingo winnings of $60.