Legless man victimized by lowlife thief in Staten Island motel

Pat McMahon | Contributor

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — That’s ingratitude for you: A homeless man is accused of tying his legless friend to the bed in a Grasmere motel room, hiding his prosthetic legs and then stealing the man’s property as he lay helpless.

Carl Hughes, 33, committed the bizarre theft in the early-morning hours of April 19 in the Cosmopolitan Motel at 1274 Hylan Blvd., police allege.

Hughes’ friend, 43-year-old Joseph Valente, was letting him stay in his room in the motel, according to authorities.

As police tell it, about 2:10 a.m., Valente awoke to find himself tied at the chest with an electrical cord. His prosthetic legs and his wheelchair had been moved away from the bed.

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