California Man Attacks 'Lazy' Son With Sword Over House Chores, Police Say

VENTURA, Calif. -- A father attacked his 18-year-old son with a sword in California, after accusing him of being lazy and not doing chores, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

Antonio Gutierrez, 43, cut his son with the 4-foot-long sword during a heated argument Sunday at the family residence in Ventura, Calif., according to authorities. Gutierrez reportedly was angry that his son did not perform household chores.

The teen suffered lacerations to his hands and was bleeding profusely when authorities responded to the scene.

Gutierrez had left the house when police arrived, but was arrested when he returned several hours later. He was booked on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.