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Saturday 26 November 2022
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Autistic Syracuse Teen Returns to Rochester to Run with Rochester Police

By Staff

 

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Chase Coleman

Chase Coleman, an autistic Syracuse teen who was attacked by 57-year-old Pittsford resident Martin MacDonald in Rochester in October, will return to Rochester Friday, to participate in a run with Rochester Police.

MacDonald pleaded guilty to harassment in the second degree, a violation, as well as endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, in November, after pushing the teen to the ground while he had been participating in a cross-country track meet at Cobbs Hill Park.

MacDonald received three years probation for the crimes.

Previously, Coleman’s mother, Clarise Coleman, said Chase had decided to quit the track team following the incident; however, according to reports, Coleman recently said Chase decided to participate in the run with Rochester Police Department officers, in an effort to bring awareness to autism.

Chase is scheduled to run with new RPD recruits in the department’s Public Safety Training Facility, at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.

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