When a 68-year-old man in Saddlebrook, Ariz., couldn’t find his wife at 1 a.m. Saturday morning, he went looking for her. What he found shocked him — and ended with a shotgun blast and an arrest.
See, the man eventually found his 63-year-old wife in the couple’s guest house. But he also found someone else: 22-year-old Stephen Trevor Chapman in bed with her.
Stunned, the man, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, poked Chapman with his cane and told him to get out. Chapman refused, and instead started cursing. That’s when the man went to call police and grab his gun. According to a police press release (via the Arizona Daily Star), the man said “Chapman came charging towards him in a threatening manner.” Chapman said he fired a “warning shot” that hit a nearby wall, and either a shotgun BB or shrapnel ended up hitting Chapman, causing a minor injury.
Chapman refused medical treatment and was arrested for disorderly conduct.
“This was an unusual call for our deputies in an active senior community,” Sheriff Paul Babeu said in the news release. “Clearly, this young man should have heeded the warnings of the home owner to leave his residence and to stop sleeping with his wife. The young man is lucky that he only got poked with a cane and hit with a stray pellet from the shotgun.”
Neither the husband nor the wife have commented thus far.