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Assault over dirty dishes lands Allentown man in jail

Published On: Oct 15 2013 05:45:13 PM EDT

An argument over dirty dishes in a sink resulted in the arrest of a 45-year-old Allentown man on Sunday.

Kenneth Edward Zurbano, who resides in the 500 block of N. 5th Street, has been charged with simple assault and harassment and is in Lehigh County Prison, unable to post $10,000 bail.

Allentown police report Zurbano struck the victim, identified as Kenneth Sebastian Zurbano, in the face four times with a closed fist.


The victim told police that Zurbano also made threats against both him and his mother, who resides in Hellertown.

Criminal complaints provided by city police do not explain the relationship between the two men or provide details about what led to the argument over the dirty dishes.

Police respond to the incident noted swelling, redness and bruising on the left side of the victim's face.