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Shuffleboard scuffle ends with 81-year-old Pinellas Park man arrested, charged with simple battery

Posted at 8:51 AM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 08:51:35-04

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - An 81-year-old Pinellas Park man remains in jail on Friday morning after he got into a fight over a game of shuffleboard.

Police say Herbert Hayden got into a verbal argument with J Sutton at the Pinellas Park Senior Center located at 7625 59th Street on Wednesday afternoon. The argument quickly escalated into a physical altercation.

Hayden reportedly punched the victim in the face and hit him with his shuffleboard cue causing damage to both cues and giving the victim two 4-inch scratches on his face.

Hayden has been charged with simple battery.

 

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