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Man punches neighbor who wanted to eat dinner with his wife instead of going out for drinks

By Mason White 4:58 AM January 19, 2016
Edelman Nogueira 

By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly punching his neighbor who refused to go out for drinks, police in Florida said.

Palm Beach police said that they have arrested 42-year-old Edelman Nogueira, after being accused of punching his 39-year-old neighbor who was walking home to eat dinner with his wife.

Nogueira was charged with battery and burglary. He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, and he was denied bail.

According to the police investigation, officers were called to an apartment complex around 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, on a report of a dispute.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, were greeted by the 39-year-old victim, who told them that he was approached by Nogueira, as he was walking to his apartment.

The victim just arrived home from the gym when Nogueira asked him out for a drink. The man refused, explaining to Nogueira that his wife had dinner waiting.

He kept walking, and Nogueira punched him in the back of the head. When the neighbor opened the front door of his apartment, Nogueira forced himself inside in and hit the victim again.

A brief struggle occurred before the neighbor was able to force Nogueira out of his apartment and close the door.