According to a sheriff's office report, the 15-year-old Deltona boy told deputies he gave his father more than one warning to stay away Monday afternoon. The teen was charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm. He was taken to a juvenile detention center.
Meanwhile, the father, 47, was taken to a hospital where he was treated for the wound on his hand. The police report stated that the boy also tried to stab his father in the torso with the 10-inch sword, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Deputies say the teen had said he was afraid his father was going to hit him and threw a bag of seashells at him before stabbing him.