Police have arrested a man on allegations that he punched a 76-year-old Army veteran in a CVS parking lot in El Cajon.
A tip generated by media coverage led El Cajon police to arrest Thomas C. Sikes, 56, on Thursday in connection to the April 30 attack over some type of road rage incident. Sikes was booked in the San Diego Central Detention Facility on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and assault causing great bodily injury.
The assault happened on April 30 at around 10:10 a.m. in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy located at 572 Fletcher Parkway in El Cajon. Officials released details along with a short surveillance clip in hopes of tracking down the accused assailant and offered a $2,500 for a suspect's arrest.
As seen on the tape, the suspect walks across the parking lot, approaches the victim’s parked car, opens the driver's side door and throws a punch.
When officers arrived at the scene of the parking lot fight, they found victim Ron Tornocello suffering from major injuries to the face. His injuries were so severe, he had to have two facial reconstructive surgeries after the incident.