PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Beaten, robbed and tossed over a hillside like a bag of trash, that’s how an angry father describes what happened to his 15-year-old son. And the attacker, he says, is the boy’s best friend.
The victim, Allan Littlejohn, 15, has a form of muscular dystrophy. His father, also named Allan, says his son wears braces on his legs, walks with a limp, and has poor balance.
The teen’s father told KDKA’s Brenda Waters his son’s friend, a 16-year-old, called him Tuesday night, asking him to go to the store. That was around 10:30 p.m. At some point, something went terribly wrong and the friend turned on him, his father said.
Nearly 24 hours later, on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., the teen was found crawling up a steep hill at Grandview Park on Mount Washington.
“I went looking for him, I filed a missing [person’s] police report. I went in to the kid’s house and asked him where he was at and he said he didn’t know anything, and then my son, they called me, they said he crawled out of the park,” he said.
The victim’s father says his son’s best friend of three years is responsible for the beating, resulting in a concussion and bleeding of the ears and nose.
“He grabbed my son by the neck, choked him out, stepped on his face, robbed him, stabbed him in the neck, took his cellphone so he couldn’t call for help. He was in Grandview Park, took him and threw him over the hill,” he said. “He was 21 feet down.”