L.I. Man Says He Was Bruised When Cops Forced Him From His Home After Dispute With Neighbor
CENTEREACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – An elderly man on Long Island said he was bruised and forced to leave his house in his pajamas when was arrested for having a fight with is neighbor.
John Walsh is 91-years-old and he is a little wobbly as he walks around his Centereach house following a a double hip replacement.
But what he showed WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall were his wrists, which are very bruised after he said he was handcuffed and arrested after refusing to leave his home for five hours following an argument with his neighbor.
“One each side of me, handcuffs on me, hardly any clothes on me. I said I can’t walk. I cannot even go out for the paper some days,” Walsh told Hall.
The neighbor was not available for comment.
The two, Hall is told, have had an ongoing feud over a new fence that was put up.
Police said they were very sensitive and used minimum force, including linking two sets of handcuffs together for less pressure.
Walsh is due back in court on June 3.