A wild family feud in the Excelsior district Sunday had a dad fleeing his ax-wielding son in front of a stunned neighbor, police at Ingleside Station said Tuesday.
The neighbor told cops the pop was dropped after nearly being chopped by his 21-year-old son in the 200 block of Naples Street around 3:50 p.m.
The dad and son apparently had an argument in front of the father’s home, police said. The enraged son picked up a 3-foot-long fireman’s ax and swung it at his 57-year-old father’s head, but missed, police said.
After the miss, the son then pushed his dad to the ground and kicked him repeatedly in the head, the witness told cops.
The father managed to hop up and flee the attack. After he got away, he called cops. However, the dad told police that he could not remember what happened during the beating, saying he was in shock. Police still don’t know what caused the family spat.
The son was arrested on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, police said. A restraining order was served to the son in county jail, police said.
The father refused medical attention.