A 22-year-old Arizona man is in jail today after sleeping with a married 63-year-old woman in her own home, then cursing out her 68-year-old, Parkinson’s-suffering husband who walked in on them — resulting in the older man blasting him with a shotgun.
Stephen Trevor Chapman absorbed only minor damage and was booked on disorderly conduct charges.
“This was an unusual call for our deputies in an active senior community,” said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. “The young man is lucky that he only got poked with a cane and hit with a stray pellet from the shotgun.”
Babeau’s reference to the cane comes from the fact that the 68-year-old man, whose name was not made public, found Chapman asleep in bed, next to his wife who was also not named by police.
The older man, who has trouble walking due to his condition, poked Chapman with his cane, intending to awaken him and demand that he leave the home.
The homeowner had fallen asleep Saturday night in the main house on his property in the 38000 block of South Apache Peak Drive in SaddleBrooke, Ariz., according to the Sheriff’s Office. When the man woke up sometime before 1 am, he found that his wife was not in the house.
He made his way to the guest house. There, he found his wife in bed with Chapman. When he awakened the younger man, Chapman (pictured) shouted verbal abuse at him and came forward as if to attack the husband.
That’s when the older man reached for his shotgun and fired, hitting Chapman in the hand.
“Clearly, this young man should have heeded the warnings of the homeowner to leave his residence and to stop sleeping with his wife,” stated Babeu.
SOURCES: Arizona Daily Star, Tucson News Now