Elderly Man, 83, Charged With Beating 99-Year-Old

January 22nd, 2010 by

BOROUGH PARK, N.Y. (WPIX) - An 83-year-old man was arrested and charged after police say he brutally beat a 99-year-old man following a dispute over parking.

According to police, the brawl happened at around 2:10 p.m. Monday outside a doctor’s office in Borough Park.

Gersh Gofman, 83, is accused of beating Steve Pulwers, 99, with a metal steering-wheel lock after the older man asked Gofman to move his car.

Pulwers, who lives above a doctor’s office, was taking his trash out to the curb when he saw Gofman park his car in front of the building’s parking lot. Pulwers told PIX News he simply knocked on Gofman’s window in an attempt to get his attention. He said the doctor who practices in the building was trying to get into the parking lot at the time.

“When he came out of his car, he punched me between the eyes and broke my nose,” said Pulwers. “Then he threw me on the ground and I told him to get off me.”

Pulwers said the 83-year-old man then proceeded to beat him with a metal tool.

The doctor, who was waiting to get into the driveway, witnessed the attack and called police.

Pulwers, who will turn 100 in two months, was transported to Maimonides Hospital where he was treated for a broken nose and broken ribs.

Gofman was arrested and charged with assault, menacing and harassment. He’s due back in court on Feb. 25.
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