Sunday, March 14, 2010

Elder abuse

It takes a "big man" to attack the elderly like this, don't it?

Especially one who keeps "borrowing" money from his victims.

Man accused in assault of elderly couple

By Valentino Lucio - Express-News

A man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he allegedly assaulted and robbed an elderly couple Friday, officials said.

Alan Wayne Hughes, 37, remained in the Bexar County Jail on one count of aggravated assault. His bail was set at $50,000.

Viola Hood, 83, told police that Hughes had borrowed money from the couple in the past but when he went to visit them Friday, he became angry and began yelling, an arrest warrant affidavit states. Hood acted liked she was going to call police when Hughes pushed her down and sprayed her with pepper spray, the affidavit states. She told police she went unconscious for a short time.

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