Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Public safety

Deputies: Son, irate over missing pot roast dinner, batters father

PORT RICHEY — Mark Matthew Morin showed up at his father's door about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14, drunk, deputies said. He came to ask about the pot roast in the oven.

Edward Morin, 76, told his 53-year-old son he'd missed the meal. Mark Morin became angry, Pasco sheriff's deputies said, and head-butted his father several times.

He punched his father in the chest, where a defibrillator is lodged under the skin, then grabbed him by the arms and threw him in a chair, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office report said.

Edward Morin got up "several minutes" later, a sheriff's report states, and began sweeping the floor, but his son wasn't finished. Mark Morin snatched the broom away and used it to poke his father in the chest, deputies said. Edward Morin announced he was calling 911; Mark Morin fled on his bicycle, the report said.

Deputies arrested Mark Morin on Wednesday on charges of domestic battery on a person over 65 and took him to the Land O'Lakes jail, where he remained Thursday.

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