Melbourne man hits grandson with baseball bat for messing with his tools

Man hits grandson with baseball bat in Melbourne, Florida.
Man hits grandson with baseball bat in Melbourne, Florida.

MELBOURNE, Florida – A 75-year-old man was arrested after hitting his grandson with a baseball bat, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

Gerald Michael Omara, of Melbourne, was charged with Battery Domestic Violence on Tuesday.

The grandson told Melbourne police that he was in an argument with his grandfather. The victim said Omara was angry that he was “messing” with his tools.

“The verbal argument escalated into Mr. Omara striking [his grandson] with a baseball bat on his forearm,” the officer said.

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Omara was charged with Battery Domestic Violence and transported to the Brevard County Jail.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Omara is still being held without bond.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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