Grandfather In Wisconsin Allegedly Threatens Grandson With Gun After Dispute Over Chores, Police say

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Source: Brown County Jail; MEGA

May 15 2022, Published 3:06 p.m. ET

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A Wisconsin grandfather was arrested in connection to a disagreement over chores that escalated into an armed confrontation, authorities said.

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Last week, police in Allouez responded to a home after receiving a report about an armed man later identified as Donald Hendricks, 76, threatening to kill everyone inside the residence, WFRV reported, citing a criminal complaint.

Officers were able to get Hendricks to exit the home without incident.

According to a woman at the property, Hendricks suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and began drinking four hours earlier, about 9 a.m., police said.

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At 12:30 p.m., Hendricks began arguing with a grandson who reportedly lived with him about chores, the grandson told authorities.

As the fight escalated, the grandson claimed to officers that his grandfather retrieved a gun from a bedroom, went to a chair, aimed the weapon at him and threatened to shoot.

While the woman phoned 911, the grandson said he hid in a coat closet in the living room, according to police.

Officers reportedly recovered two loaded handguns from the residence as well as a plastic liquor bottle.

Hendricks faces multiple charges in connection to the incident, including first-degree reckless endangerment, intimidation of a victim, disorderly conduct, and a weapons charge.


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