Drug dealer beats elderly man

March 24, 2009 3:14:11 PM PDT
Police say an elderly man was beaten after calling police to report drug dealing outside his business on Chicago's West Side.Prosecutors say 21-year old Bennie Hale attacked the 73-year old man after he learned the man called police repeatedly about the activity outside of a laundromat.

Hale is charged with aggravated battery of a senior citizen... And he is being held on 100 thousand dollars bond.

The victim was hit in the eye and in the leg.

Hale has a total of four drug related convictions.