Disabled man critically wounded in Norman Taco Bell assault over handicapped parking space

Posted at 1:49 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 14:50:26-05

NORMAN, Okla. — A 76-year-old disabled man in Norman was critically wounded earlier this week after he was attacked in the parking lot of a Taco Bell.

KOCO reports Russell Lohr, a regular at the restaurant near 24th Avenue Northwest and Robinson Street, approached someone who was illegally parked in a handicapped space. Moments later, the man was brutally attacked.

"He has a fractured skull and a broken jaw," son Adam Lohr said. "He's having an operation (Wednesday). This coward came out running and sucker-punched my dad."

The attacker was seen leaving the restaurant in a dark-colored sedan.

An 18-year-old employee stopped the assault and performed lifesaving measures on Lohr, who had a fractured skull, broken jaw and significant brain bleeding. The man's jaw has been wired shut.

"He's my life," Adam Lohr said. "Can't lose him."

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