A Central Coast man has been arrested after detectives say he hit a 72 year old man multiple times with a baton, and then threatened to harm him again if he reported the incident to authorities.
The victim is the landlord of a home in Los Olivos. Detectives say Dinu Antofie of Santa Ynez was visiting the home, and the two got into an argument over the 45 year old man smoking inside.
They say Antofie knocked the elderly man to the ground, and then hit him in the leg with a baton.
Antofie was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, victim intimidation, and elder abuse.