An argument over the 2012 election led to a domestic battery charge for an elderly Hollywood man who struck his wife after yelling at her “about Obama and Romney,” police said Wednesday.
Peter Schwartz, 74, was arrested at his home in the 4000 block of Hillcrest Drive around 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Hollywood Police arrest report.
Schwartz’s wife told police the two had gotten into a verbal argument about “politics” and she ran away when he started yelling at her about “Obama and Romney,” the report said.
Schwartz also told police that they had been arguing about the two presidential candidates and said his wife grabbed his shirt and he slapped her on the left side of her face with his open right hand, the report said.
He also pushed her in her chest, causing her to fall in the grass. She was able to run away, the report said.