FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 30-year-old Fort Myers man was arrested after dumping a 50-year-old disabled man out of his wheelchair.
Bradley Oberding called the police in reference to unwanted individuals on his property. Once officers arrived at his residence on Carmen Avenue however, they spoke with a 50-year-old disabled man who said Oberding had abused him.
The victim and several witnesses reported that Oberding dumped the man out of his wheelchair and into the bushes, causing him to sustain a cut to his finger. The victim said that Oberding was upset that the victim's friends would not leave his property, so he took his anger out on the disabled man.
Oberding reportedly then raised the victim's wheelchair over his head, as if to hit him with it, but was stopped by the victim's friend. Several bystanders ran to the victim's aide and reported that Oberding ran back into his apartment.
Oberding told officers that he did not touch the victim or his wheelchair at any time.
Due to the victim's report and the witness accounts of the incident, Oberding was arrested and charged with aggravated abuse on a disabled adult.