DIPOLOG City police arrested an American for attacking an elderly Chinese businessman over the weekend, police reports said on Tuesday. Reports at Camp Crame identified suspect as Melvin John Leonhardt, 55, of Unit 719 Pudilo Apartment in Barangay Estaka. Initial investigation showed that victim was about to step out of his Toyota Prado vehicle when he was attacked. The Chinese trader managed to evade the attack. Two policemen identified as SPO1 Harvel Vidad and PO1 Klint John Zamoras Cuenca tried to pacify the American but the latter resisted so he was brought to the police station.