OCALA, Fla. -

An elderly man was beaten after he refused another man permission to marry his girlfriend, authorities said.

James Kane, 40, was arrested Monday on a charge of felony domestic battery on a person 65 or older.

According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Kane told deputies he became angry after the 72-year-old victim refused his marriage request.

The victim, whom was not named by authorities, had cuts on his face, which was also bruised. The victim told deputies that Kane has bipolar disorder and had not taken his medications.

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