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Tulsa police arrest one suspect in attack of beloved Tulsa man

Picture of Kenneth Penn, also known as Mad Dog
Tyler Chandler
Posted at 9:38 AM, Feb 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-23 06:53:26-05

Update: According to Tulsa police, Tuesday afternoon, suspect Tyler Chandler was taken into custody. Chandler was booked on charges of aggravated assault and assaulting a state’s witness.

Additional suspects have been identified and are being sought in connection to the assault, according to TPD.

A GoFundMe is making the rounds on social money to raise money for a Tulsa man who was attacked earlier this week.

Kenneth Penn, who also goes by Mad Dog, is most known for selling roses around the city. He was jumped by two men on Wednesday night.

“He’s out here trying to make a living for his family doing what he loves to do and just for them to do that, it's crazy," says his daughter, Tyesha Penn.  

According to his granddaughter Raniesha Penn on Facebook, he was "banged up." She writes that he has injuries, including fracturing his face, but has been told he'll be okay.

“He had a concussion. He did have a lot of fractures on his face, a lot of bruising. His speech was slurred. When I went up there to talk to him he knew me but didn’t know. He couldn’t talk back,” says Penn.

Penn says while what happened to her father is unfortunate, she is thankful for how the community is rallying around him.

"Tulsa is an amazing place and the people here are amazing. Just for them to support my dad the way they have and the years that he has been here and the people that he’s known, I mean it's an amazing feeling to know that so many people care that much for my dad," says Penn.

A GoFundMe was made to help make up the income he will lose from being unable to sell roses during his journey to recovery. The original goal was quickly passed and doubled in the time since it was posted.

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