A man in Palm Springs, Florida, has been arrested after punching his neighbor in the back of his head after a dispute. The man, 42-year-old Edelman Nogueira, faces battery charges over the attack, which was reportedly provoked when the neighbor declined the offer to have a drink with him.
According to the Palm Beach Post, one of Nogueira’s neighbors, a 39-year-old man, came home from the gym on Wednesday evening, and was heading into his apartment for dinner with his wife.
When Nogueira invited him to have a drink, the victim explained that he was busy, and was punched by Nogueira when he walked away. Nogueira then showed up at the man’s front door, and “struck the neighbor with an open hand.” After a brief struggle, the neighbor was able to lock Nogueira out of his home.
Nogueira was arrested, and was being held without bail at the Palm Beach County Jail as of Thursday, January 14.