Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Scolding Leads To Son’s Arrest

A 66-year-old man is facing felony charges after deputies say he pushed his 89-year-old mother after she scolded him.

Ernesto Barba, 1355 Illinois Drive, North Naples, was charged with battery on a person 65 years or older.

Arrest reports say Ernesto Barba became agitated when his mother Frances Barba reminded him about a doctor’s appointment he had later in the day Monday. The two have lived together for nearly 40 years, reports said.

When Ernesto Barba wouldn’t get ready for his appointment, his mother began to scold him, reports said. He then pushed his mother away, causing her to fall backward to the ground.

She landed on her left wrist and hit her head on the tile floor, reports said.