News NYPD school safety agent charged with hitting son with pot after catching him smoking marijuana By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox September 23, 2015 1:13 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email An NYPD school safety agent was charged with hitting his son with a cooking pot late Tuesday night when he found the 27-year-old smoking marijuana. Juan Lopez, 62, apparently found the man smoking inside his Washington Heights home at about 9:30 p.m., a law enforcement official said. They got into an argument and eventually Lopez went and grabbed the pot, the official said. He then allegedly hit his son, who was not identified, causing a laceration to the boy's left ear. Lopez was arrested about an hour later and charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He was awaiting arraignment Wednesday and could not be reached for comment. By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.