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The Texas man accused of pushing a 78-year-old father of cliff

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A Texas man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly pushing his 78-year-old father of a high cliff in north-west Austin, according to the report.

Gerald McCants, 49, was charged with third-degree felony injury to an elderly person.

Gerald McCants, you could laugh about it after the impressions of his father from a cliff, according to an arrest affidavit.
(Austin Police Department)

McCants’ father told police his son told me that he wanted to show him a rattlesnake that he had found one, Austin’s Fox 7 reported, citing an arrest affidavit.

The father got into the car with a McCants, who was riding for about a half a mile from his father’s house, to the train station.

The father told police his son, led him to an area in the vicinity of the edge of the cliff, where the rattlesnake is supposedly was.

The father looked at the rattlesnake, McCants has allegedly pushed him off the cliff, sending him tumbling into the dense brush and undergrowth, Fox 7 reported.

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The father estimated the fall was about 40 feet and said that he would be able to hear his son’s laugh when he fell, according to the arrest affidavit.

He was taken to a hospital with deep cuts on his forehead and the back as well as scars all over his body.

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McCants was later arrested and booked into Travis County Jail with bail set at $20,000, Austin’s KVUE reported.

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