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Teen sustains cuts in fight with stepbrother

Sandusky Register Staff • Apr 16, 2014 at 10:40 AM

A Sandusky man was arrested Sunday afternoon for pushing his teen stepbrother into a glass window, causing it to shatter, police said.

Brian Rodriguez, 31, 2000 block Cleveland Road, was charged with domestic violence. A caller saw the 14-year-old boy walking down Cleveland Road at about 1:30 p.m. and called police after noticing the boy’s back was bleeding, according to a Sandusky police report.

Rodriguez later told investigators he and the boy were arguing over the use of a microwave, and when he thought the boy was “giving him attitude,” he “lightly pushed him,” the report said. The boy said the force of the push knocked him into the window, which shattered and caused multiple cuts on his right shoulder, the report said. The boy’s father then walked into the room and punched Rodriguez to get him off the boy.

Rodriguez then allegedly fled the scene at his mother’s direction, the report said. Rodriguez later responded to the police station, where he apologized and was issued his charge.

He was then taken to the Erie County jail.

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