Teen arrested for allegedly beating, attempting to rob 55-year-old man

Austin police arrested a teen for beating and attempting to rob a man in a McDonald's parking lot on Monday.  

According to an arrest affidavit, police were called to the McDonald's restaurant located at 303 E Oltorf Street around 10:45 p.m. on June 12. Officers found the victim, a 55-year-old man, bleeding in the parking lot.

The victim pointed officers in the direction of the suspect. EMS came and transported the victim to a hospital.

An APD officer drove in the direction the victim had given and passed a group of people who pointed toward the suspect, identified as Andrew Behm, 17. Behm was shirtless and had a bloody lip. 

The victim later told officers at the hospital that Behm and approached him and his friend and asked about directions and bus routes. Behm became aggravated and kicked over the victim's bicycle and a "brief mutual combat scuffle ensued," according to the affidavit. 

Behm began demanding money from the victim and his friend, saying, "I'm not leaving until you come off some money." The victim said that Behm then chased him around the parking lot and struck him between five and six times in the face with a closed fist. The victim told officers he felt like he was "fighting for his life" and the only thing that stopped Behm was the sound of police sirens, according to the affidavit. 

The victim's friend told police the same story. 

Behm told officers that he was in a fight with the victim and "proudly acknowledged that he beat [the victim] up," according to the affidavit. 

Behm was charged with robbery by assault, a second-degree felony and is being held on a $30,000 bond.

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