Madison Police arrest man accused of beating elderly person, burglaries

Menes Weightman has multiple charges pending against him
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MADISON, Wis. — Madison Police have arrested a man accused of beating an elderly person, as well as multiple burglaries, identity thefts, and assaults.

Menes A. Weightman, 43, was arrested Thursday morning for a warrant out of Texas for aggravated battery to an elderly person. The arrest occurred around 11 a.m. at the 2500 block of McDivitt Rd.

Weightman is also alleged to be connected to multiple vehicle thefts from a Madison car dealership, as well as other crimes throughout the Midwest.

Authorities say Weightman had been using an alias on the dating app Grindr to find potential targets, and reportedly has contacts and arrests across the country.

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Police will now work to return the stolen property recovered from Weightman to its rightful owners.