A Deltona man who didn’t like his grandmother telling him to take off his shoes hit the woman with a kitchen chair, Volusia County deputies said.
And when investigating deputies asked Justin Penner’s father, Mark Penner, what happened during the incident Thursday about 2:20 p.m., the dad said, “All he did was hit her with the chair,” deputies wrote in their report. The victim is Mark Penner’s mother.
Penner, 29, was charged with aggravated battery on a person 65 year of age or older. Penner is being held with no bail allowed in the Volusia County Branch Jail, records show.
Jean Penner, 77, flagged down deputies while in a parking lot on Saxon Boulevard and reported she had been battered in her Normandy Boulevard home, sheriff’s reports state.
Jean Penner said she lives in constant fear of her grandson who lives with her, investigators said.
The elderly woman reported she told Justin Penner not to walk in the residence with his shoes on because he was tracking in dirt. Justin Penner got upset and threw a kitchen chair at her, striking her in the left leg, deputies said.
After hurting his grandmother, Justin Penner left the home with his father but was arrested when he returned home, deputies said.