A homeless Hilo man has been charged with allegedly beating and taking money from a friend at a downtown bus stop last week. Fifty-four-year-old John Michael Kapahu, who has no local address, was charged with second-degree robbery Friday. His bail was set at $25,000. The victim said a friend took an undisclosed amount of money from him and when he tried to get his money back, the suspect punched him several times and fled.
Posted Monday, February 10th 2014 @ 11am