Sacto 9-1-1
August 30, 2011
Elderly man's hearing aid shattered by punch over bus seat

A punch shattered an 83-year-old man's hearing aid in his ear last week after he asked a fellow bus rider to move from the senior citizen seating area, according to sheriff's authorities.

Paramedics who responded were not able to remove all the bloodied pieces from the elderly man's ear which they believed were lodged deep in his ear drum and possibly needed to be removed surgically, according to Sacramento County Sheriff's Department report released today.

The man was transported to the hospital.

The altercation happened aboard a bus in the area of Routier Road in Rancho Cordova, according to the sheriff's report. The victim asked another bus passenger if he would move from the senior citizens' seating area.

The suspect became enraged, the report said, and punched the elderly man in the head and shoulder areas.

In addition to the shattered hearing aid, the victim complained of shoulder pain, the report states.

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