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Elderly Florida Couple Got Into Argument Over Coffee Maker, Husband Chucked Oreos at Wife, Police Say

Florida Couple Gets Into Argument, Husband Throws Oreos: Police
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John Sandoval accused of throwing a package of Oreos at his wife, knocking her to the ground.

Nov. 25 2023, Published 12:03 p.m. ET

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A man in Florida has been arrested after he allegedly got into an argument with his wife about the coffee maker and then proceeded to throw a package of Oreo cookies at her, knocking her to the ground, according to officials.

During the morning of Nov. 18, John Sandoval, 70, and his wife of over 40 years were sitting at a table when they got into a verbal argument about the coffee maker being out of water, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

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Sandoval then reportedly became “aggressive” and threw a package of Oreo cookies at his wife, which hit her in the chest and caused her to fall, deputies said.

While the wife was on the ground, Sandoval allegedly put his hands on her throat, but he did not restrict her airway, authorities said.

The victim did not report the incident until Nov. 19 after her daughter urged her to press charges, police said.

According to the affidavit, police did not observe any “obvious injuries” to the woman.

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Police talked with Sandoval, who did admit to throwing the package of cookies at his wife, authorities said.

Sandoval told police he thought it hit her in the head, but he wasn’t sure. He also said he had no recollection of grabbing her throat, officials said.

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Sandoval was arrested and booked into the Lake County Jail, police said.

He was charged with felony domestic battery on a person 65 years or older.

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