Friday, July 27, 2007

Man Punches Father for Having Dementia

San Jose, Caifornia- Contra Costa Times

A man angry at his 87-year-old father -- who suffers from dementia -- because he wandered away from his residence without telling him punched the elderly man in the face at the Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center, leaving him with a black eye, police said.

Witnesses told police that the man, 49, also verbally abused and threatened them when they confronted him following the assault on Wednesday.

The elderly man was walking through the center when the suspect sped up in a vehicle, got out and shouted, "What the hell are you doing here?" and punched him, police said.
Investigators said other bruises on the victim's body may have stemmed from other incidents of abuse.

Along with arresting his son, police turned over the older man to Adult Protective Services.

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