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Minors and guardians sued over alleged assault of Folcroft man

By Annie Cosby | Feb 28, 2014

A Delaware County man is suing over claims he was attacked and injured by a group of minors near his home.

Ian Mitchell filed a lawsuit Feb. 11 in the Philadelphia County Circuit Court against Shane Aldridge, a minor, and Sarah Moors as guardian of Aldridge at the time of the incident, Craig Brian Dellapolla Jr., a minor, and Craig and Collette Dellapolla, also known as Collette Higney, as guardians of Dellapolla, Jared Hunt, a minor, and Lynn Potter, as guardian of Hunt, Brandon Nguyen, a minor, and Carrie Donnelly as guardian of Nguyen, Michael Serody, a minor, and Laura and Florence Serody, as guardians of Serody, Dwight Wyli Jr., a minor, and Nicole Gamble as guardian of Wyli, Norcroft Corporation, Merton Price Incorporation and Kenneth Hurwitz.

According to the complaint, on March 31, 2012, Mitchell noticed smoke coming from the wooded area behind his house in Folcroft and when he went to investigate he encountered the defendant minors who then physically assaulted him. Mitchell says he suffered serious injuries, including a punctured lung, concussion, stab wounds and multiple fractures requiring surgery.

The defendant guardians are accused of failing to supervise the minors. The property where the incident occurred was owned by Norcroft, Merton Price and Hurwitz. They are accused of failing to supervise the property where suspicious and disorderly activities were known to occur in the past.

Mitchell is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. He is being represented in the case by attorney Craig A. Falcone of Sacchetta & Falcone.

Philadelphia County Circuit Court Case No. 140201216.

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