74-Year-Old Man Hits 100-Year-Old Mother In The Head With A Broom

| by Brendan Kelly

A 74-year-old Florida man has been arrested after police say he hit his 100-year-old mother in the head with a broom.

According to the report, Ellen Corning walked into her son David Corning's room in the house that they share to feed his cat. He approached her and verbally assaulted her.

Ellen told deputies that David yelled at her, saying, "Go back inside … or I will kill you."

Deputies said that David then picked up a broom and swung at his mother, hitting her in the side of the head with the handle and breaking her glasses.

She told officers that she did not lose consciousness and went to her room. She said that she didn't report the attack because she was afraid of her son.

The next day she went to a local hospital, where she reported the assault.

The police report said that Ellen showed no signs of injury, but her doctor ordered a CAT scan to check for internal injuries. 

When questioned, David denied hitting his mother. He told police that his mother was sitting in his room when he bumped into the vacuum cleaner, causing the handle to hit and break her glasses.

Police said that David told them his mother should be examined under the Baker Act, which is a way to provide mental health evaluations for individuals on a voluntary or involuntary basis.

David was charged with aggravated assault on a person over the age of 65.

He is in Volusia County Jail on $7,500 bond.

Sources: Huffington Post, Click Orlando / Photo credit: Huffington Post