WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A West Palm Beach man faces charges for hitting a gym instructor with a weight.
Forty-year-old Daniel Amato is accused of striking the 25-year-old trainer with a five-pound plate in the middle of a class Thursday at Hard Exercise Works. Police say he then ran from the gym after being chased by several members and two off-duty sheriff's deputies who happened to be exercising at the time.
He was ultimately caught and taken into custody. The gym's owner told deputies Amato is the husband or ex-husband of a former gym member.
It's not known if he has an attorney. The Palm Beach Post reports the trainer was taken to the hospital with broken facial bones.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.