A 19-year-old man and his 17-year-old brother were charged with assault for allegedly whacking their father with a shovel after he asked them to clear snow from their driveway, police said.
The father, 42, whom police did not identify, was treated at Stamford Hospital for cuts to his head.
The father was shoveling the driveway with his 10-year-old son and asked his two teenaged sons to help
; the teenagers did not want to help
shovel and got into an argument.
Then Willi Almonte, 19, hit his father in the head with a shovel
, police said.
The blow knocked the father to the ground, and the 17-year-old smacked him in the back with his shovel
, police said. The two brothers fled.
Officers responded to the home and found the father in his garage dazed and bleeding from his head. They learned of the shovel attack from the teenagers' mother.
The teenaged sons were found and arrested a short distance from their home.
Almonte was charged with second-degree assault and conspiracy. His brother, whom police did not identify because he was being treated as a youthful offender, faces the same charges.