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Pennsylvania man beat 83-year-old dad up because he didn't have dinner ready, police say

Posted at 6:19 AM, Sep 20, 2017

A man assaulted his elderly father when he came home from work and found that dinner wasn't ready, police in Pennsylvania claim.

Frank Steinetz, 50, of Taylor, Pennsylvania, repeatedly punched his 83-year-old dad in the head and face on Monday night, according to Scranton's Times-Tribune.

The newspaper reported that when Steinetz came home at 5:45 p.m. he got mad because his father had not prepared a meal for him.

A neighbor called police after hearing screaming from Steinetz's house. The neighbor told officers he could hear Steinetz asking, "Oh, does that hurt?" along with what sounded like a physical assault.

Steinetz's father, who was described as "extremely frail" by police, had bruises on his face, arms and leg after the incident, according to the Associated Press.

"He beat me up," the 83-year-old victim told police, according to The Times-Tribune.

Steinetz was arrested on charges of aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment. According to Pennsylvania corrections records, he was no longer listed in custody as of Wednesday.

Clint Davis is a reporter for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis. Keep up to date with the latest news by following @ScrippsNational on Twitter.