Posted by on July 31, 2017 1:34 pm
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(BANT) – A 55-year-old Montara man has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging that he hit an Uber driver in the head with a baseball bat after confusing him with his daughter’s boyfriend.

San Mateo County prosecutors said today that Marc Orrante pleaded not guilty Friday to charges including assault and elder abuse in connection with the June 19 attack.

Sheriff’s deputies had responded to the scene in Montara and found a 65-year-old Uber driver bleeding profusely from his head.

Orrante allegedly thought the ride-hailing service driver was his daughter’s boyfriend trying to get her to move back with him. The victim required staples to close his head wound but survived the attack, prosecutors said.

Orrante is out of bail on $25,000 and Judge Gilbert Brown denied a request by prosecutors to increase bail to $110,000. He will return to court on Sept. 6 for the preliminary hearing.

2 responses to Man Pleads Not Guilty To Beating Uber Driver With Bat After Mistaking Him For Daughter’s Boyfriend

  1. MONTARA RESIDENT August 3rd, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    WHAT DOES IT MATTER WHO ORRANTE THOUGHT IT WAS BEFORE HE TOOK A BAT TO SOMEONES HEAD. LOCK HIM UP

  2. TIFOKCIS August 4th, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    @MONTARA RESIDENT,
    It matters in the land of fruits, nuts and criminal coddlers. Maybe he was just having a bad day.