Murder: Florida man, previously convicted of murder, arrested for punching teen at bus stop




NEW DELHI: A Floridian man, previously convicted of murder and other violent crimes, was arrested this week after waiting for his son’s bus stop and punching a teenager who fought with his son.
The police arrested Jarrett Garrett McCabe, 47, after he was seen hitting a 16-year-old boy in Lakeland, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, reported Fox News.
During interrogation, McCabe revealed that he got the information on Monday that his son was hit by two boys a few weeks ago.
Investigators learned that McCabe’s son got into a fight with one of the boys a few weeks ago and with the other boy Monday. The boy was not jumped in either incident, the sheriff’s office said.
After receiving the information, McCabe waited for the other teens at the bus stop to see if they would fight with his son again.
Instead of waiting, the sheriff’s office said, McCabe confronted the two boys as soon as they got off the bus.
McCabe told detectives he slapped one of the boys with an open hand across the face, but witnesses told detectives the suspect punched the boy in the face, then twice in the stomach.
The boy McCabe allegedly punched on Tuesday was the one his son had an altercation with a few weeks ago, the sheriff’s office said, and the other teenager was on the scene when the adult struck the teenager, according to the Fox News.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said that he understands that the father would be upset with this news but waiting at a bus stop to beat up a kid is not the kind of example you want to be setting for your child.
“Based on this and his criminal history, he clearly has anger-management issues,” he added.
After the altercation Monday, the boy and his mother apologized to McCabe for fighting with his son.
McCabe has a violent criminal history with prior convictions of second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a weapon and shooting/throwing a deadly missile into a building or vehicle. He was sentenced for the crimes and released after serving six years and 11 months in a Florida state prison.


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