The TV volume was up loud and a father of twins meant to keep it that way, even if it meant stabbing one of his boys.
Here’s what happened, according to police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman:
At 5:10 p.m. Officer Rosa Melendez responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a home on Townsend Terrace. She fount 27-year-old twin brothers on the lawn. One was holding some bloody towels to his right hand.
The twins told police they’d returned home from an errand and found the living room TV on very loud. They asked their 66-year-old dad to lower the volume, which infuriated him. The father, drunk, threatened to “put a hole in” anyone who tried to adjust the TV.
One of the twins went to turn down the volume and his father slashed him across the fingers with a knife. When the son tried to block further attacks, his father stabbed him through the hand. The other twin manged to wrest the knife away.
“He got what he wanted,” the 66-year-old told cops, after they put him in handcuffs. “I told him I would [expletive] cut him and so now I did.”
Police arrested the man on assault, threatening, and breach of peace charges.
In other police news, according to Hartman:
“Mom, I’ve Been Shot”: At 1:44 a.m. police responded to a report of a shooting. Police found the man on Carmel Street who’d been shot. They spoke with his mother as EMTs cared for the victim.
The mom told cops that her 18-year-old son had been shot after they took a walk together. They were headed to a corner store on Whalley Avenue, but she turned around when “she spotted some unsavory looking characters lurking about,” Hartman said. She walked home.
Her son returned five to seven minutes later. She heard him coming up the stairs and then he called out, “Mom, I’ve been shot.” She called 911.
The man’s wound was not life-threatening.