PHOENIX -- Police say a caretaker who was being fired attacked a disabled man and his wife at their Phoenix home Wednesday.
According to Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson, 46-year-old Benny Peralta had been hired to take care of a 62-year-old man at his home near 4th Street and Broadway.
On Wednesday afternoon, the man's wife was in the process of firing Peralta when he became upset.
He reportedly grabbed a dog from the man, who was sitting in a wheelchair, and threw the dog against the wall.
Peralta then grabbed the man from his wheelchair and stabbed him several times with a kitchen knife while he was on the ground, according to Thompson.
He said that when the man's 56-year-old wife tried to intervene, Peralta struck her in the head with a frying pan.
Peralta then took money from the woman and fled.