An elderly man is in hot water tonight after threatening his daughter with a long sword, police in Youngstown, Ohio, said.
According to the report, 74-year-old Charles Duecaster was arguing with his daughter, Allison Whitaker, 43, over what to watch on television when he just couldn’t take it any more and reached for the sword.
Holding it on Whitaker, he threatened to cut off her head, the police report stated. Whitaker diffused the situation long enough to call the police. Meanwhile, Duecaster allegedly fled with sword in hand.
He was picked up and is now in the Mahoning County Jail, WYTV.com reports.
In a separate report from WFMJ.com, the news site notes that police are looking at it as a domestic violence case. So far, there have been no indications that Duecaster suffers from mental illness. Youngstown Police were unable to find the sword.
(Meanwhile, the rest of us are wondering where and why he even had one to begin with.)
Unfortunately, the threats from this elderly man are only the latest in a string of older citizens behaving badly.
On Saturday, The Inquisitr brought you the report of a YouTuber who caught two older women trying to steal his things at the beach on the 4th of July.
While celebrating in Smyrna Beach, Florida, “Flicky Rich” (not his real name, of course) caught two elderly women trying to steal his things.
He approached them under the guise of trying to help, asking them if they were having difficulty figuring out how to break down a canopy.
He asked them if it was theirs, and one responded, “Yeah, but we don’t know how to do it.”
“You need some help?” he asks, to which they respond: “Do you know how to do it?”
“Yeah. This is our stuff.”
After that, there is an awkward moment of trying to act like it was a mistake, before the two elderly women reconfigure their game plan and start pretending like it’s their stuff.
Here’s a reminder ICYMI:
In the case of the elderly man from Youngstown who threatened to cut off his daughter’s head, we’re thinking a psych eval is needed immediately. Just going from the mug shot, things don’t appear to be “quite right.”
What about you, Inquisitr readers? Should Youngstown Police pursue domestic violence charges or first have Duecaster looked at by mental health professionals?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.
[Image via WFMJ.com, linked above]