Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dad arrested for assaulting 17-year-old son who protected mom from dad's attack (Stockton, California)

It is not uncommon for batterers to attack the kids for trying to defend the mother. This happens even with little kids.

Dad is identified as ABDUL ATTIE.

Man arrested on assault, child abuse charges after family dispute

By The Record
July 30, 2014 11:00 AM

STOCKTON – A family dispute spilled out onto the streets of northwest Stockton late Tuesday night, causing a serious vehicle accident and resulting in a father being arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse, police reported.

Sometime before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 17-year-old boy attempted to break up an argument between his father and mother when the father, identified as Abdul Attie, 38, struck his son. The son left the house but when he returned later to retrieve his belongings, Attie tired to attack him again, according to a report.

The son fled in his vehicle, and Attie pursued him in another vehicle. He eventually rammed his son’s vehicle, forcing it to overturn on Lower Sacramento Road near Ponce De Leon Drive around 11:34 p.m. Attie then ran up to his son’s vehicle and began attacking his son again until other family members arrived and pulled him back, according to police.