Florida Man Assaults Car Salesman With Golf Club

Buying a car can be a taxing and stressful experience, but expecting to claim $20,000 from a used car dealership is where most would typically draw the line. Someone who does not draw that same distinction? Linsey Owens, an 83-year-old man who, it can be assumed, enjoys spending his golden years in the Florida sun chasing a little white ball around. 

How can we make that assumption? Because he had a readily-available mid-iron in his trunk that he used to assault a used car salesman earlier this week after he was told he would have to purchase a car to claim a bigger prize than the $5 Walmart gift card he was given for showing up to the car lot. 

GolfDigest.com’s Joell Beall rounded up the pertinent information.

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, Linsey Owens became upset when arriving to a dealership thinking he had received a scratch-off prize. Owens was given a $5 Walmart gift card, with an employee explaining he needed to purchase a car to claim a bigger prize, the report says. Owens was then asked to leave.

“[Owens] became irate that he had to purchase a vehicle in order to claim the prize and got into his vehicle,” the report stated.

Owens hit another employee with his White Honda. He then proceeded to retrieve a golf club from his trunk and swing at a salesman.

“It was surreal, I couldn’t believe this was happening,” said the victim to WFLA.com.

He then left the scene. Officers showed up to his house, and Owens was ultimately charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.



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