Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Elderly man charged after slapping kid for calling him an Old Fart"

Odd News:
"Elderly man charged after slapping kid for calling him an Old Fart"

(UPI) -- A 70-year-old man in Sweden said he is facing assault charges for slapping a young boy who allegedly called him an "old fart."

The man, whose identity was not released, was scheduled to begin his trial Thursday in a district court in Jonkoping, Sweden, but the senior maintains he does not regret his decision to punish the allegedly disrespectful teen, the Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported.

"I don't regret a thing," the senior told TT.

The defendant alleges the confrontation with the 12-year-old boy, whose identity was also not released, occurred when he confronted the boy at Folkets Park in Varnamo, Sweden.

The senior said the park, where he serves as a volunteer, had been targeted by vandals prior to the July incident.

"There are 10 to 15 young people and they don't care. They continue to shatter lights, use graffiti, set fires, and break everything in sight," he told the news agency.

Evald Larsson of Sveriges Pensionarsforbund, a retiree organization in Sweden, spoke out about the boy's alleged use of a slur against the senior citizen.

"We don't think it's fun to be called an old witch or an old fart," Larsson offered.

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