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Young woman beats elderly man with frying pan and steals his cellphones

By Mason White 7:44 AM September 13, 2015
Stephanie C. Ross 

By: Feng Qian
A young woman was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly hitting an elderly man over the head with a frying pan, police in Florida said.

Bradenton police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Stephanie C. Ross, after being accused of using a frying pan to beat 73-year-old Jerry Shell, until he revealed the PIN of his ATM card.

According to the police investigation, Ross was standing outside her apartment and watched as Shell was unloading shopping bags from his car.

When Shell finished unloading his groceries and returned to his apartment, Ross hit him around 20 times in the head with a frying pan.

Ross demanded money while she tied up Shell’s hands and feet. Ross then proceeded to steal the victim’s wallet. Ross demanded to know the PIN of the ATM card.

When police officers found Ross, she was in possession of Shell’s ATM card and two cellphone. Shell was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of head injuries.

Ross was charged with robbery, battery and false imprisonment. She was booked into the Manatee County jail, and her bail was set at $36,500.