Meth-Fueled Father Tries to Burn Daughter With Blow Torch

Police say the man was hallucinating from meth and was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence and drug possession.

Updated: 7:28 p.m.

A Union City man who police say tried to burn his daughter with a blow torch was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of possessing meth and being under the influence of meth.

According to the Fremont Argus, the suspect, identified as 44-year-old Arnel Pecson, was being held at Santa Rita jail Thursday night with a bail of $30,000.

The adult daughter was not seriously injured, Cmdr. Ben Horner told the Fremont Argus.

Officers were sent to a home on the 4700 block of Andrea Way Monday night after receiving a call from the daughter, who is in her 20s. The daughter told authorities that her father was hallucinating off meth and seeing faces on her hands, according to the Argus.

The father then picked up a blow torch, like those used for welding, and tried to burn the figures off of his daughter’s hands. He also struck her in the chest several times, the Argus reports.  

The woman managed to flee to the backyard and call police.

Officers responded to the home where the found the suspect hiding inside the home and arrested him after a short struggle.

The daughter, however, declined to file assault charges, police said. Instead, Pecson was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of .6 grams of methamphetamine.

Read the full Argus report here.


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Terra Cruz August 24, 2012 at 02:43 AM
figures on her hands?


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