Milorad Teodor Olic and his 80-year-old father were driving along Monday afternoon, looking for an apartment for the 43-year-old Santa Ana man, when an argument broke out.
"Son," Pops essentially said, "I'm cutting you off."
Olic did not take the news well, according to police. The older man had been supporting the younger one for 18 years. A fierce argument reportedly broke out between the two.
With the car stopped in the parking lot of the Bally Total Fitness at 3701 South Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, and father and son out of the vehicle, Olic allegedly decided he would be the one doing the cutting off.
He whipped out a knife and stabbed his dear old dad several times in the face and mouth, authorities claim.
After the attack, Olic is alleged to have run away. His bloody father managed to get help, and he was later taken a hospital that had him listed in critical condition with stab wounds.
The elderly victim managed to tell police that during the attack, his son had threatened to set daddy's Irvine home on fire.
Officers contacted Irvine police about the threat, and then went to Olic's residence at the Versailles on the Lake Apartments near South Coast Plaza. He was not there.
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But later that evening, a security guard saw Olic walking by the apartments and summoned police. Arriving officers had to use a Taser on Olic to corral him, according to the police report.
He was booked at Santa Ana City Jail on suspicion of attempted murder. The Orange County District Attorney's office says that in addition to that charge, Olic is up on elder abuse with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury to an elder and personal use of a deadly weapon.
At Olic's arraignment today, prosecutors asked for $1 million bail. He also learned that, if convicted, he could get life in state prison.
Bet he could use daddy's support now.