Syracuse Police say the two kids assaulted the man and knocked him to the ground before stealing his iPod and headphones.
When they took off though, they headed in the wrong direction according to police.
"Unfortunately for them, they ran towards Henninger High School, which has approximately 150 police officers surrounding the area for the arrival of the president,” said Sergeant Tom Connellan with the Syracuse Police Department.
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