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Drunk Man Accused Of Punching And Biting An 80-Year-Old Man For No Reason

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A man was arrested for punching, strangling and biting an 80-year-old man in Fontana. Jonathon Paul Silva, 20, is accused of attacking an 80-year-old man without provocation, according to the Fontana Police Department, KTLA reports. The victim was walking home from the gym last Thursday near Sierra Avenue and Walnut Street when Silva allegedly punched him several times in the face, breaking the victim's nose. He then attempted to strangle him once he had the victim on the ground. Police say Silva also bit the man in the stomach about 10 times. The victim's injuries have been classified as "major."

Silva, who was arrested after a brief struggle with police, is said to have been drunk at the time of the attack. Investigators recovered two 40-ounces of beer and a bottle of Crown Royale near the crime scene. He is being charged with attempted murder and assault.