71-year-old man beats mayor with baseball bat after catching him on video having sex with his wifeBy Mason White 12:06 PM August 11, 2015
|Benny J. Green|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly beating the mayor of his city with a baseball bat for having an affair with his wife, police in Alabama said.
Talladega police said that they have arrested 71-year-old Benny J. Green, after being accused of beating 75-year-old Mayor Larry Barton with a baseball bat on Saturday morning.
Green was charged with assault and was booked into the Jefferson County Jail. His bail was set at $150,000.
According to the police investigation, Green became angry after he recorded Barton on a secret video camera having sex with his wife Charlotte Green.
Police said that the assault occurred outside Cahaba Heights Plaza Barber Shop around 8:00 a.m.
After beating the mayor with a baseball bat, Green tried to flee the scene on a bicycle, but passersby caught him and held him down until the police arrived.
Barton was taken to UAB Hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery.