CLEVELAND, Ohio — An Olmsted Falls teenager who pistol-whipped a 75-year-old man using a walker and stole his car from a Cleveland parking lot was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison.
Ronald Kadar, who was 17 at the time of the July 9 attack and was charged as an adult, faced up to 14 years in prison after he pleaded guilty last month to charges of aggravated robbery and attempted abduction.
Another man charged in the attack, Johnathan Hill, was found incompetent to stand to trial in January. A judge ordered him to a mental health facility for treatment to restore his competency.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge John Sutula imposed the sentence before a courtroom packed with community members.
The robbery happened in a parking lot of the 75-year-old man’s apartment on Puritas Avenue near West 140th Street in the Bellaire-Puritas neighborhood.
The man told police he walked to his car, unlocked it and the two men walked up behind him, pointed a gun at him and demanded that he get inside the car, police reports say.
The man told police he froze. One of the robbers struck him in the head with a pistol, knocking him unconscious, police reports say.
He woke in time to see the men speed off in his 2000 Chevy Impala, police reports say. Officers found the man with three cuts on his head and face, which was covered in blood, police reports say.
The man was taken to Fairview Hospital for treatment.
Police released surveillance video of the attackers in August in the hopes that the public could help them identify them.