Pa. man says vending machine made him attack mom

FREEDOM, Pa. (AP) - December 2, 2010

Thirty-three-year-old David Huffman was jailed unable to post bond after his arrest on assault charges Tuesday by New Sewickley Township police.

Police Chief Ron Leindecker tells the Beaver County Times that Huffman's father reported his son was "flipping out" and attacked Ethel Huffman, who was found lying in bed with a broken wrist Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Huffman claimed "that the Pepsi machine at Costco made him hurt his mother" and he repeatedly apologized for his actions after his arrest.

Online court records don't list an

attorney for Huffman, who faces a preliminary hearing Dec. 7.
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