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.

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.”

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