Eugene McGlinchy, 51, was indicted on one count of attempted robbery.
McGlinchy got socked in the face by an angry boyfriend Feb. 2 after he grabbed a 17-year-old's purse outside Cinemark movie theater on Milan Road.
McGlinchy latched onto the girl's purse after she walked up to the closed theater that night.
The girl's 20-year-old boyfriend warned him several times to let go but when McGlinchy refused the boyfriend punched him in the face.
McGlinchy let go and ran off into a nearby woods.
Perkins police and Erie County deputies showed up soon after and tracked him through the snow
"We followed the footprints to the embankment, where I observed footprints go down the side to the creek and I observed a large hole in the ice," a Perkins officer's report said.
Police caught up with Mcglinchy near the mall, finding him wet and bloody. Mcglinchy told police he had been beat up by three black men, the report said.
He was being held at the Erie County jail on $12,870 bond late Thursday.
Get the ePaper or a copy of Saturday's Register to read about others who were indicted.