Police: Man has seizure after robbing, choking 71-year-old man

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HICKORY, N.C. —

Police have arrested a man they said strangled an elderly man at a Hickory park during a robbery attempt.

Officers told the Hickory Daily Record the victim wouldn’t hand over his wallet to Jesse Gibson.

That’s when investigators say Gibson hit the 71-year-old with a gun and choked him until the man blacked out.

When police responded to Geitner-Rotary Park they said they found Gibson having a seizure in a ditch.

Police took Gibson the hospital and then to jail.