Meter Man Held In Attack

Posted: April 05, 1986

A Parking Authority employee was charged yesterday with the unprovoked attack on a man whose car had just been ticketed yesterday in West Philadelphia, police said.

Witnesses told police that authority enforcement officer Burt Ludin, 25, of Souder Street near McKinley, Oxford Circle, placed a ticket on a car in the 3500 block of Walnut Street about 4:30 p.m. yesterday.

As Ludin was walking away, police said, he was approached by the owner of the car, Quan To, 26, of Reed Street near 36th, South Philadelphia, and the two began talking.

Moments later, Ludin hit To on the head with his radio, then grabbed him around the head and punched him several times, police said. They said To fell to the ground and Ludin jumped on his chest.

Police said To, who is Chinese and speaks broken English, had done nothing to provoke the attack.

To was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was treated for a concussion, a broken nose, cuts and bruises, a neck injury and a human bite on the right hand and released.

Ludin was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

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