news/times- A North Stamford father trying to make his pre-teen son listen to President Barack Obama‘s State of the Union speech nearly a month ago, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday for striking his son with a coffee mug when the youth would not pay attention.
Mohamed Shohan, 49, of 55 Mather Road, Stamford, was charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a child. He was released after posting $5,000 bond and will be arraigned on the charges at state Superior Court in Stamford Thursday.
When police interviewed the 11-year-old boy, he told them that his father recorded Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 25 and the two sat down to watch it at home the next day, Kennedy said.
When the boy kept acting out, the father lost his temper and grabbed a coffee mug that his son was holding in his hand and hit him in the face with it, causing a bruise to the bridge of his nose.