Father Strikes Son in Head with Barrel of Rifle During Fight Over ‘Cat Taking Food Off the Barbecue’
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On 10-27-2018 at around 8:48 P.M the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call from the 1400 block of Chemise Mountain Road in Southern Humboldt County from an adult male stating he had been shot in the head. Deputies responded the residence and found the caller had been in an altercation with his father over a cat taking food off the barbecue. The son went next door to ensure the cat was not harmed by his father when an altercation ensued between the men. The father was armed with a .22 caliber rifle at the time, presumably to shoot the cat and a struggle over the firearm took place. The altercation resulted in the son being struck with the barrel of the rifle in the head. The son sustained an injury to the side of his head and the father had a cut on his hand. At the conclusion of the investigation, neither party wished to pursue charges against one another. The son was transported to Jerald Phelps Hospital in Garberville for treatment. A Deputy responded to the hospital where it was confirmed the son had not been shot.