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84-year-old man allegedly assaulted over Joe Biden sign in Coshocton

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Posted at 8:45 PM, Oct 28, 2020

COSCHOCTON, Ohio — An 84-year-old Coshocton man was allegedly assaulted over a political sign dispute.

Police said they were called to the 80 block of Zero Street on Oct. 20 for an assault.

When they arrived, they found an 84-year-old man bleeding from the top of his right hand, as well as the left side of his face near his ear.

The 84-year-old told police Melvin Wallace asked him why he had a Joe Biden sign in his front yard and became angry.

He asked Wallace to leave, and that's when he says he was attacked.

A witness told police Wallace punched and kicked the 84-year-old.

The 84-year-old was transported to the hospital.

Wallace told police that he was angry with the way he was treated and had been thinking about it for a couple of days, before returning to the victim's house and fighting.

According to police, Wallace is claiming self-defense, although he never mentioned being assaulted by the 84-year-old.

Officers served Wallace with a summons for assault on October 23.