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72-year-old accused of beating roommate with baseball bat, third roommate not surprised 

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 19:17:53-04

Inside a home on 29th street, court documents say 72 -year old David Greene grabbed an aluminum baseball bat and began hitting his roommate over the head.

The paperwork says Greene asked the victim for money. He replied that he didn’t have any.

The documents say, that’s when Greene came up from behind the victim and began swinging.

It doesn’t surprise Greene’s third roommate, who didn’t want to tell News 3 his name.

“The bottom line is the man is dangerous.  Dangerous. I don’t ever want to be around him. I don’t want to see him no more. If he moves out, I’m moving out again,” he said.
He wasn’t home when the alleged attack happened, but he told News 3 Greene has been violent toward him in the past.

Now, months later, Greene is in jail facing malicious wounding charges, accused of hitting his roommate with a baseball bat.

Even though his third roommate isn’t surprised, Chris Tarrant who lives next door is shocked.

“He’s a happy older guy. He’s a nice older man for sure. For them to have the little altercation, I don’t think it was that bad that he should be in custody,” Tarrant said.

But, if Greene gets released from jail, he’ll have one less roommate.

“I try to stay away from him ’cause I know he’s violent. He’s real violent. He needs to be put away for a long time,” his third roommate said.

Greene refused to tell us his side of the story from jail.