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87-year-old naked man with mental issues stabs his wife before hiding in the woods

By Mason White 5:13 PM June 18, 2015
David Wolff 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was arrested on charges of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his wife before hiding in the woods outside his home, police in California said.

Citrus Heights police said that they have arrested 87-year-old David Wolff on Thursday, after being accused of stabbing and beating his wife.

Around 3:00 a.m., Wolff attacked his wife in their shared apartment located in the 7000 block of La Cima Court. A neighbor, 24-year-old Joel Brantingham, awoke to the cries of the wife.

Brantingham grabbed an iron rod and ran to the scene. He approached Wolff with the iron rod and told him to leave. Later, Wolff was found naked in a wooded area behind his apartment.

The woman told officers that her husband suffered from mental problems and he recently switched to a new medication.

Wolff was taken to a hospital for a medical checkup before being booked into the Sacramento County jail. The woman suffered stab wounds in her torso and defensive wounds on her arms and hands.

The woman was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released.