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Teen throws broom at homeless man because his snoring kept him awake

By Mason White 5:44 PM December 29, 2015
Juan Carlos Caraballo 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A teen was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault after allegedly throwing a broom at a homeless man in a shelter, police in Florida said.

The Fort Walton Beach Police Department said that they have arrested 19-year-old Juan Carlos Caraballo, after being accused of threatening to stab the homeless man with a large knife.

Caraballo was charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and one count of battery.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Sunday, at the Home of Grace shelter located on Burnette Avenue.

Caraballo became angry as the victim was snoring, which kept him awake. He threw a broom at the victim, which hit him and caused a cut on the foot.

He then grabbed a knife and waved it in his face.

The victim tried to use a translation application on his smartphone to explain that he had two broken ribs and could sleep only on one side of the body, causing him to snore.

He apologized if his snoring kept him awake. Caraballo then asked the victim for a drink, and when he refused, the suspect threw food at him.