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Food Fight!!!

Old Guy: "See if you can guess what I am now?"

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - A dispute at the salad bar turned into a food fracas at an upscale retirement home, with a man taking a bite out of another's arm and other residents suffering minor injuries.

Police said resident Lee Thoss, 62, of the Spring Haven Retirement Community was picking through the lettuce, which disgusted 86-year-old William Hocker, who was standing in line behind him.

Hocker told Thoss no one wanted to eat food he had been playing with. Thoss yelled and cursed at him, Hocker told police, and Hocker called him a nasty name. Then, witnesses said, Thoss then began punching Hocker in the face.

"All the old folks were either getting up to help or trying to get out of there," police spokesman J.J. Stanton said of the scene last Sunday in the well-appointed dining room, which features an ice cream bar and a pastry chef.

We can only pray that there were security cameras capturing the action...

Update: Still pictures from the brawl. Still looking for a free version of the video. ABC and CNN want a RealOne subscription for access - not likely...


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Comments (4)

Yes, then you will see it a... (Below threshold)

Yes, then you will see it advertised at midnight on cable TV. "Old Bum Fights".

Geezers Gone Wild! S... (Below threshold)

Geezers Gone Wild! See wrinkly old men and women bare all in this rip-roarin' romp through those hotbeds of hot-flashing hotties, America's nursing homes!

Actually, the whole thing W... (Below threshold)
Omnibus Driver:

Actually, the whole thing WAS caught on camera. Saw it this morning on GMA, so I'd guess you can catch in on ABC News tonight.

The stills are from another... (Below threshold)
Arkydee:

The stills are from another alter-cation. They show condo owners fighting over a requirement to join the country club in Boca Raton, while the story here is at a retirement home salad bar in Winter Haven Keep looking...




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