Investigators in South Philadelphia have charged a second man in connection with a brutal attack that left a Geno's Steaks employee with broken bones, a fractured vertebra and permanent hearing loss two days after Christmas.
Police said Michael Morrisson, 21, of Berwyn, Chester County, surrendered Monday at the 1st Police District, 24th and Wolf streets.
Morrisson is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, criminal conspiracy and harassment.
Police said Morrisson and a friend, Kevin Bacci, 19, began to verbally harass Tony Chestnut, an employee of Geno's, about 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 27.
After a brief argument, one of the suspects picked up Chestnut and flipped him two times onto his head, knocking him unconscious.
Bacci turned himself in to police on Thursday. Police have surveillance video allegedly showing Bacci and Morrisson outside Geno's, which led to their arrests.
Joey Vento, owner of Geno's Steaks, at South 9th Street and East Passyunk Avenue, could not be reached for comment. *