Man allegedly shoves, punches elderly victim

March 11, 2011 9:33:21 AM PST
A convicted felon has been charged with aggravated battery to a senior citizen.

Police say Dale Contursi shoved and punched an elderly man on the Northwest Side last month.

Contursi is accused of punching the 80-year-old victim in the face and knocking his eyeglasses to the floor as the man waited for the restroom at a store in the 4700-block of North Cumberland.

The victim suffered bruises and swelling to his face.

Contursi is due in court next week.