SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) -- Police say a Democratic candidate for prosecutor in northeast Ohio was punched as he met with voters outside a polling location.
Shaker Heights Police Chief D. Scott Lee says Cuyahoga County Prosecutor hopeful Robert Triozzi was struck in the face Tuesday afternoon by a 34-year-old Cleveland man. Lee says the man told police he has a history of mental illness and believed Triozzi had robbed his mother.
Lee says Triozzi had some redness but declined medical treatment.
Triozzi tells The Plain Dealer newspaper he had planned to continue campaigning when he realized he had blood on his shirt and went home to change.
Triozzi says "It was just a random act. ... Fortunately, I'm big enough to take a punch."