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12-year-old boy and father charged with beating elderly man at Delray Beach Target

DELRAY BEACH — A sweet-faced 12-year-old boy beat down an 83-year-old man Sunday in a Target parking lot in Delray Beach, with his father joining in to help finish the job, police say.

Police on Thursday arrested the Delray Beach teen along with his father, Barry Hochstadt, 53.

Investigators say father and son got into a fight with the 83-year-old victim in the parking lot of the Target at 1200 W. Linton Blvd. as they were backing out of a parking space.

After an argument between the victim and Barry Hochstadt, his 12-year-old son got out of the car and reportedly told the man he would "beat the (expletive) out of you" if he continued arguing with his father.

The elderly man told him to get back into the car, saying he was too young to get into such arguments.

The youth responded by pushing the man to the ground and punching him several times in the face, police say. His


Added: Nov-28-2010 Occurred On: Nov-26-2010
By: Zipper10
Tags: Beating, elderly, man, father, son, charged, Target.
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