Wheelchair-bound man arrested for Xbox stabbing

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Wheelchair-bound Andrew Hinson (left) was arrested by Upper Darby police for allegedly stabbed an acquaintance five times in the leg when the man refused to buy his Xbox early Sunday morning.

Now this guy is hell on wheels.

Upper Darby police said a wheelchair-bound man allegedly stabbed an acquaintance five times in the leg when the man refused to buy his Xbox early yesterday morning. 

The victim, 57, remains at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in serious condition, according to Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

The same wheelchair-bound man who is charged in the stabbing was the subject of a segment on 6ABC this summer when he claimed his wheelchair was stolen from out front of his Upper Darby home.

Now, Andrew Hinson has gone from "victim" to accused.

Police said Hinson, 48, went to his friend's house on Littlecroft Road near Guilford around 4:15 a.m., "started talking like a gangster" and tried to sell his acquaintance an Xbox.

When the man refused to buy the game console, Hinson pulled out a knife and started stabbing him in the leg, according to police.

Hinson left the scene but authorities who knew him from his prior involvement with law enforcement were able to track him down to his house on Clinton Road near Littlecroft, police said. 

"There wasn't a high-speed chase," Chitwood said.

Hinson was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and related offenses. Police said he had a glass pipe, pills and a knife on him when he was arrested.

Chitwood said Hinson has a long history with law enforcement dating back to 1989 when he spent time in state prison for burglary. Along with numerous other offenses, Hinson pleaded guilty to murder, though it's not clear what degree, in 1992 and was sentenced to serve 11 to 23 months in prison and five years probation, according to court records. The circumstances of that case were not immediately clear.

In the segment on 6ABC that aired in July, Hinson said he left his custom-made wheelchair out front of his house and it was stolen. Police discovered neighborhood kids took the wheelchair for a ride. It was eventually returned, undamaged.

In the segment, Hinson's mother, Phyllis Poulson, said her son was shot in the back during a robbery in 2005 when he went to close up his barber shop in West Philadelphia.

"He's been victimized by different people feeling as though he's in a wheelchair they can do whatever they want to him," she told 6ABC.

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