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A Sarnia man who brutally attacked his former Petrolia area boss in his home and an unsuspecting driver in an incident of road rage has been released on bail in Petrolia while awaiting his sentencing hearing.
Allen Bosch, 34, pled guilty to assault and robbery with violence on Friday. The Superior Court of Justice in Sarnia held Bosch’s bail hearing by telephone conference.
On June 10, 2019, Bosch, along with three other men, hopped in a car in Sarnia intent on going to a house on the Petrolia Line in Enniskillen west of Petrolia where his former boss lived. Bosch, the court heard, believed the construction company owed him money.
On the way, Bosch – angry with a slower driver in front of him – stopped his vehicle in the middle of Plank Road to confront another motorist. Bosch got out of the car, opened the other drivers door and repeatedly punched the motorist, who suffered bruising to his left arm and back.
Bosch got back in his car and headed to his boss’s house. Inside, Bosch demanded money he claimed he was owed. Bosch punched him several times, the court heard, and stole his laptop, cell phone, jewelry, liquor and some cash, the court heard.
The victim went to check on his 11-year-old son. The two men with Bosch followed him, jumped him and beat him as Bosch was leaving the home.
Bosch did not participate physically in this beating, the statement of facts read into the record said.
Bosch and the three other men then drove back to Sarnia, while the contractor made it to a neighbors house to call for help.
The victim spent several days in the hospital after suffering two skull fractures, a broken nose, three broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and a laceration to the eye. He did recover.
Bosch was released, while awaiting sentencing, under the condition that he stay at home at all times, with few exceptions. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 9.