Anderson robber given 17-35 years in prison

Darryl Moon pleaded guilty to robbing and assaulting a professor last October.

The man who beat and robbed an Intellectual Heritage professor in his Anderson Hall office last October will face 17-35 years in prison, according to court documents.

Darryl Moon, 46, of the 3000 block of North Sydenham Street, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault and robbery in a June hearing. He received his sentence Friday, and the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County released Moon’s criminal docket on Saturday.

Moon entered Anderson around 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2013 and went up to the Intellectual Heritage offices on the second floor. He punched the victim in the face, demanding his wallet before putting a knife to the professor’s throat, according to a post on the Philadelphia Police website. After obtaining the wallet, Moon hit the victim again.

A security camera caught Moon, who is not affiliated with Temple, leaving Anderson through the second floor mezzanine doors, which were sealed off this summer to improve security.

In a January review of security procedures, Campus Safety Services initiated a plan to improve building security, including delayed-egress alarms on doors not on the first floor. That type of alarm allows people to exit the door without triggering it, but it will sound if someone enters afterward.

The 81-year-old professor suffered lacerations to his face and head in addition to swelling and bleeding in his brain, later recovering at Temple University Hospital. He is not scheduled to teach classes this semester.

Philadelphia police arrested Moon on Oct. 31, 2013. He had previously pleaded guilty to robbery charges in 1989, 1990, 1991, 2001 and 2007.

A few days after the robbery, Temple Student Government submitted to administrators a plan to improve safety, which proposed changes to building security and a review of roving AlliedBarton officers.

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