TAYLOR, Pa. (AP) – A 49-year-old Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he beat his frail 83-year-old father because the older man didn’t have dinner ready on time.

Taylor Borough police say Frank Steinetz III beat Frank Steinetz Jr. after an argument Monday evening.

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Police say they responded after a neighbor heard screaming and called 911.

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Police say the older man was treated and released from a hospital for bruises to his arms, leg and large bruise on his face.

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Frank Steinetz III has been charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and harassment and was taken to the Lackawanna County jail. He faces a preliminary hearing Monday and doesn’t have an attorney listed in online court records.

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