Thursday, February 23, 2012

Muslim Dad hit son for not watching Obama Speech

Stamford, CN, Feb 23, 2012.  A North Stamford father trying to make his son listen to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech last month was arrested yesterday and charged with striking his pre-teen son with a coffee mug when the youth would not pay attention to the President's speech..

Mohamed Shohan, 49, of 55 Mather Road, Stamford, was charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a child. He was released after posting $5,000 bond and will be arraigned on the charges at state Superior Court in Stamford Thursday.

Youth Bureau Sgt. Joseph Kennedy said police were made aware of the assault Jan. 27 when the youth was brought to Stamford Hospital for treatment of an injury to his face. When police interviewed the 11-year-old boy, he told them the two sat down at home to watch the address the day after his father recorded it, Kennedy said.

When the boy failed to pay attention to the President's speech, the father lost his temper and grabbed a coffee mug his son was holding and hit him in the face with it, causing a bruise to the bridge of his nose, it is alleged.

When interviewed, Shohan could not explain how his son was injured, police said. Police then obtained an arrest warrant for Shohan.

No comments:

Post a Comment