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Man Beaten Over Head with Cane in Cartoon Dispute

When roommates in a Florida assisted living facility reportedly argued over television program preferences, one of the men allegedly struck the other over the head with his walking cane.

58-year-old Glenn Hutchinson rooms with a 56-year-old man at the Midway Manor Assisted Living Facility in Clearwater. Both of the men are reported as being physically disabled.

On the evening of July 25, Hutchinson and his roommate were watching television, but the men had different preferences for what to view.

Hutchinson reportedly desired to watch the television show “Monk,” but his roommate wanted to watch cartoons.

According to the police report, “an argument started over the volume level.”

During their alleged fight, his roommate, who rides an electrical mobility scooter, drove into Hutchinson’s leg.

Hutchinson, who walks with the assistance of an aluminum cane, reportedly physically hurt his cohabitant by bashing him over the head with the object as retribution.

Hutchinson’s roommate did not report the incident to the staff at the living facility center, but the Largo Police Department went to the scene regarding the situation.

The alleged victim reportedly had noticeable marks on his head that appeared to have come from being hit with the cane. It was determined that there was no need for him to go to the hospital for medical treatment.

An officer spoke with Hutchinson, who was purported to be the aggressor of the incident. The man allegedly willingly disclosed that he only hit his roommate in self-defense. He said he reacted when he was struck with the scooter.

Hutchinson was taken into custody and booked into the Pinellas County Jail on a $5,000 bond. He is expected to face charges for felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

If you or someone you love is suspected of an assault or battery offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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