Crime

Florida Man Attacks Disabled Uncle With Toilet Seat Lid For ‘Mocking’ Him

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A 20-year-old man in Florida was arrested for attacking his disabled uncle with the lid of a toilet seat.

Norris Troutman told police he attacked his uncle, 48-year-old Sammy Lee Johnson, for “mocking” him earlier this month. Troutman ran down the hall and bashed Johnson on the back of the head on Jan. 9.

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Police responded to a domestic dispute call at Troutman’s Fort Pierce home. Troutman admitted to attacking Johnson, who refused medical treatment, the police report says.

Johnson said he was sitting on a couch watching television and “did nothing to provoke the attack.”

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Johnson’s mother, Troutman’s grandmother, confirmed that the attack was unprovoked.

“Mr. Johnson was unsure why Mr. Troutman was upset with him,” the report reads.

Troutman is still in St. Lucie County Jail on $20,000 bond. He is charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon.

Sources: The Smoking Gun, New York Daily News