Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s son, Track, was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly beat up his father at his parents’ home after an argument about a truck spiraled out of control, according to court documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
Track, 28, had become enraged after his father, Todd Palin, told him over the phone that he could not take the family truck because he had been drinking and taking pain medication, police said.
“Track told him he was (going to) come anyway to beat his ass,” the affidavit states.
When Track showed up to the Palin residence in Wasilla, Alaska, his father allegedly confronted him at the front door with a pistol.
Track then broke a window, entered the residence and began beating his father, the newspaper reported.
Todd Palin eventually managed to get away from his son and fled from the house with blood running down his face, according to police.
Sarah Palin called police at about 8:30 p.m. local time and said her son was “freaking out and was on some type of medication.”
When cops arrived, Track was found alone inside the house. He told police that he had asked his father to shoot him several times before entering the house. After a 15-minute back-and-forth, officers were able to arrest Palin.
Track Palin is charged with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and criminal mischief. A judge set his bail at $5,000.
The Palin son was also arrested in January 2016 on domestic violence and weapons charges after he allegedly hit his girlfriend.
Sarah Palin had tied her son’s 2016 arrest to then-President Obama’s treatment of veterans, accusing Obama of not providing proper care for veterans.