Henrico man arrested following peanut butter prank

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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A Henrico County man faces four misdemeanor counts of assault following an incident that police say began as a prank.

Newton L. Baldwin, 68, of Whitlock Avenue in eastern Henrico, was arrested Sunday. That afternoon, officers responded to a report of domestic assaults. According to police, Baldwin was intoxicated and asleep when his three grandchildren (ages 13, 9, and 7) decided to pull a prank on him by putting peanut butter on his mouth.

Police say Baldwin then awoke and became extremely angry, assaulting the three grandchildren as well as his wife.

Police said the four victims suffered minor injuries and did not need to be hospitalized.

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