By Amanda L. Snyder

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A Point Breeze woman allegedly attacked someone 28 years her senior Friday. 

A 67-year-old woman was approaching the Broad Street Line’s Ellsworth-Federal station entrance at 8:45 a.m., but stopped as she waited for Patricia Norton, 39, of the 1500 block of Latona Street, to pass, so she could use the railing to descend the stairs, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said.

Norton allegedly asked the woman, “What the … you looking at …?” and punched her in the face, Tolliver said. After the older woman fell backward, Norton is believed to have grabbed the victim’s hair, swung her body and struck her forehead into a pole. Norton allegedly punched and kicked her until passers-by intervened and she walked away northbound on Broad Street. 

Police arrested Norton on the 1100 block of South Broad Street and charged her with aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, according to court records. Norton had not posted her $3,000 bail as of press time. 

The victim was transported to Methodist Hospital for treatment of a bruised right eye, bump and scrape on her forehead, and torn ligament to her left ring finger, Tolliver said. 

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1. Anonymous said... on Jan 10, 2013 at 07:11PM

“wow talk about a women with issues. Would be nice if she rots in jail.”

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2. Anonymous said... on Jan 13, 2013 at 06:16AM

“Patricia Norton is an animal, she should be locked up, minimum. If her people (family) disagree, their address should be displayed and a mob should go there and beat them. I pray that Nortons soul is cleansed by physical pain in lockup.”

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3. Anonymous said... on Jan 14, 2013 at 10:54AM

“First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Court Summary
Norton, Patricia
Philadelphia, PA 19146
MC-51-CR-0000695-2013 Proc Status: Awaiting Preliminary Hearing DC No: 1317000506 OTN:N8413753
Arrest Dt: 01/04/2013 Trial Dt: Legacy No:
Def Atty: Defender Association of Philadelphia - (PD)
Last Action: Preliminary Arraignment Last Action Date: 01/05/2013 Last Action Room: B08
Next Action: Preliminary Hearing Next Action Date: 01/24/2013 Next Action Room: 503
Seq No Statute Description Disposition
1 18 § 2702 Aggravated Assault
2 18 § 2701 Simple Assault
Recklessly Endangering Another
3 18 § 2705
Arrest Dt: 08/01/2010
Proc Status: Completed DC No: 1012072063 OTN:N6946295
Disp Date: 11/17/2010 Disp Judge: Brady, Frank T
Seq No Statute Description Disposition
1 18 § 2702 Aggravated Assault Dismissed
2 18 § 2701 Simple Assault Withdrawn
Recklessly Endangering Another
3 18 § 2705 Withdrawn”

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4. Anonymous said... on Jan 15, 2013 at 12:43PM

“a 67 year old lady??!! Pat was just trying to save point breeze. It's in her nature to save point breeze. She's not going to be in the next meeting I don't think.

She was well raised.”

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5. Anonymous said... on Jan 17, 2013 at 12:48PM

“Point Breeze is a cesspool. The city should pay to relocate the elderly out of there. Instead of subsidizing the animals there in the zoo.”


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