Cops: Man attacked disabled dad in bed with mounted antlers

AP News
Posted: Feb 27, 2015 9:27 AM

MONONGAHELA, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man who was angry that his disabled father wouldn't get out of bed has attacked him with a set of mounted antlers.

Twenty-six-year-old Arthur Benoit (BEHN'-wah) III, of Monongahela (muh-nahn-guh-HAYL'-uh), faces a preliminary hearing March 10 on charges including assault and terroristic threats.

The (Washington) Observer-Reporter ( ) reports that police charged Benoit this week over the Feb. 17 altercation at the home he shared with his father.

Police say Benoit became angry when his dad wouldn't get out of bed that morning. Police say he broke his father's wheelchair and cellphone before hitting him in the legs and head with the antlers.

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Online court records don't list an attorney for Benoit. He remained in the Washington County Jail on Friday, unable to post $10,000 bond.


Information from: Observer-Reporter,