Published: Jul 02, 2012 8:55 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 02, 2012 9:09 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Mitchell James Toddy, 20, was arrested Sunday morning after assaulting a 71-year-old Naples man and his 65-year-old wife.

The victims were taking a morning walk on 32nd Ave. in Naples when they noticed a car coming towards them. The vehicle swerved onto the grass, then back onto the road, scaring the couple. The elderly man shouted at the person driving the car, Michael James Toddy.

Toddy stopped the car in the middle of the street, got out of the vehicle, and came at the couple with his fists up in the air.

The 71-year-old man tackled the suspect and held him down on the ground. The suspect told the man that he was in the military and didn't want to get in trouble. He said that if he let him get up, he would leave the couple alone.

The victim let the suspect up, who then began throwing punches at the elderly man. When the victim's wife tried to stop Toddy from hitting her husband, he punched her in the face, according to police reports.

When officers arrived on scene they observed Toddy throwing punches at the victim who was crouched down on the driveway.

The man suffered a swollen left eye, bloody nose and a bloody scraped knee. His wife had a 1-inch bloody gash over her right eye.

Toddy was arrested on scene and is facing charges of battery on a person 65 years of age or older.