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Dad attacks son, 18, with sword during dispute about being lazy

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

October 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A father was arrested Sunday in Ventura for allegedly attacking his 18-year-old son with a sword after the two got into an argument.

According to police, Antonio Gutierrez, 43, confronted his son, John Gutierrez, about being lazy and not doing chores around the house.

When their argument escalated, Antonio Gutierrez armed himself with a four-foot long sword and tried to push his son with the weapon, police said. The son tried to ward off the sword with his hands.

The victim ended up suffering a serious, but non-life-threatening, cut on his hand. His father was booked for assault with a deadly weapon.