Man accused of pushing sister, taking oxygen tank

Paul A. Zobisch, 31, of Oklahoma City, was charged with assault and battery.
by Tim Willert Modified: September 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm •  Published: September 19, 2012
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An Oklahoma City man is accused of pushing his disabled sister and taking her oxygen tank during an argument, court papers show.

Paul Allen Zobisch, 31, was charged Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court with one count of aggravated assault and battery. Zobisch also was charged with one count of assault and battery, accused of punching the woman's boyfriend when he came to her aid.

Warr Acres police responding to a domestic disturbance arrested Zobisch on Sept. 6 in the 5900 block of NW 35. He was being held Tuesday in the Oklahoma County jail, with bail set at $4,500, a jail official said.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the charges, the woman told police Zobisch was intoxicated and wanted to give her a hug. When she said no, he grabbed her and she pushed him away.

Zobisch then followed his sister into a bathroom, where he pushed her down on a toilet, grabbed her portable oxygen tank and threw it on a bed in another room, police reported.

The woman told police she has congestive heart failure and requires oxygen “constantly,” according to the affidavit. She also said she has to wear a portable defibrillator because of her condition.

When the boyfriend heard shouting and went into the bedroom to check on the woman, Zobisch punched him and pushed him into a glass closet door, cutting the man's elbow, police said.

A fourth person tackled Zobisch and held him on the floor until police arrived, according to the affidavit.


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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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