A Florida Corvette driver and his 12-year-old son spent part of Thanksgiving with police after forgetting their beat-down of an 83-year-old man in a Target parking lot might be caught on video. Here's that video.
Police in Delray Beach, Fla., arrested Barry Hochstadt, 53, and his 12-year-old son on Thanksgiving on charges of battering an elderly patron in a Target parking lot a few days earlier. Police say as he was leaving the store and backing up to turn around, Hochstadt's Corvette came close to the victim, who was loading his new Chevy Equinox in the next spot.
When the victim and Hochstadt engaged in a debate on parking lot etiquette, Hochstadt's son hopped out of the Corvette and reportedly told the victim "open your mouth again to my father and I will beat the shit out of you." The 12-year-old then knocked the victim to the ground; Hochstadt got out of the car and kicked him in the groin.
When Target security arrived and told the family Hochstadt that police would be called, the pair left. Police said Hochstadt attempted to disguise his Corvette by switching his "Quick-something" vanity plate for a standard one. Of course, having used his credit card minutes earlier in a heavily monitored discount store, police were easily able to track Hochstadt and his son down.
Not surprisingly, Hochstadt's police record includes a no-contest plea to battery charges in February 2009, after a 2007 incident where he reportedly beat a man with a bowling pin. Hochstadt received probation following that charge; we suspect if the case reaches a judge this time, he may not be such a pushover. (H/T to MountainK1ng!)