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Son accused of robbing, beating father

August 28, 2018

A Fort Wayne man accused of beating his father and taking his wallet is charged with robbery resulting in bodily injury.

City police were called at 4:24 a.m. Saturday to a reported strong-arm robbery.

The victim told police his son Hunter Fiorentino punched him repeatedly before taking his wallet, cellphone and money. After he was robbed, the victim walked to a nearby gas station and called police. 

Upon arrival, officers noted it was “apparent that (the victim) had been severely beaten.”

“Both sides of the victim’s face were very swollen, he was bleeding from both his nose and mouth and his nose had a large swollen bump in the middle of it and it appeared to be broken,” court documents state. “Additionally, the victim’s shirt was covered in blood and his legs and knees had several lacerations.”

A hospital confirmed the victim’s nose was broken. 

Police found Fiorentino hiding in the backyard of a home. At that point, Fiorentino allegedly tried to run from the officers. 

“After a brief struggle the defendant was taken to the ground,” court documents state. “Once on the ground, the defendant continued to refuse to comply with (officers’) verbal commands and refused to bring his arm behind his back.” 

Once he was arrested, court documents state officers found the victim’s cellphone and $18 cash in Fiorentino’s pocket. 

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