Quantcast

Florida Man Punches Elderly Victim After Social Distancing Dispute At Publix

“It’s just horrible the fact that social distancing becomes something to go smash people and knock them to the ground,” the Daytona Beach Shores Police Chief said.

ClickOrlando.com – DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. – Police are searching for a person they say attacked an elderly man Monday in the parking lot of a Publix.

Daytona Beach Shores police responded to the grocery store at 3044 South Atlantic Ave. after the victim filed a report at the police department.

The man says he was shopping at Publix and waiting in line at the register when a woman he did not know got in line behind him.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

He says she moved closer to him than the suggested distance indicated by the floor decals in the store, according to a police report.

The victim told officers he recently underwent surgery to receive a heart stent and was concerned about his health, so he asked the woman to abide by social distancing rules.

No other type of disturbance ensued and the victim paid for his groceries, the report reads.

Director Stephan Dembinsky said:

“It’s just horrible. The fact that social distancing becomes something to go and smash people and knock them to the ground.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

“As we all know with this pandemic, everybody’s very uptight and he asked the lady to give him some distance. The lady did so. He paid for his products and walked outside.”

Once at his car, a man approached the victim saying derogatory words, claiming the victim had held up the grocery line … Source. 

UPDATE: Police say the man and the woman involved in the incident have turned themselves in

August 25, 2020

ClickOrlando.com – A man accused of punching an elderly shopper after a social distancing confrontation at Publix has turned himself in to authorities, according to the Daytona Beach Shores Police Department.

Officers distributed video Monday of a man wanted in connection with the attack and the woman he was with at the store.

The 75-year-old victim, who recently had a heart stent placed, said he was in the checkout line Sunday afternoon when a woman got closer to him than the suggested social distancing markings, so he asked her to take a few steps back and she did, according to the report.

There was no further conversation between the victim and the woman.

Police said as the victim was in the parking lot, a man in his 30s approached and told him, “You (expletive) redneck gator, how dare you?” then told the victim he was holding up the line and punched the victim in the chest … Read more. 

RECENTLY: 

Florida Woman Dead After Seeing 5G Hoax on Facebook

Florida Woman Shoots, Kills Intruder

Accused Florida Wife-Beater: The Virus Made Me Do It

- Advertisement -

TRENDING

Myocarditis: COVID-19 Is A Much Bigger Risk To The Heart Than Vaccination

The risk of myocarditis after infection with COVID-19 is 146 cases per 100,000. Based on a study out of Israel, the risk of post-vaccine myocarditis is 2.13 cases per 100,000 vaccinated.

‘Mild COVID’ Isn’t Always Mild: Tips For Recovering At Home

ABCC NEWS – It started with chills on New Year's Eve. Hoping a hot shower would help, Dr. Michael Henry stood there, freezing. "I couldn't...

ARRESTED AT OLIVE GARDEN: Vaccine Enforcement Gone WAY Too Far?

Headline USA – New York City police this week were once again arresting citizens who dared defy the draconian vaccine mandates that require health...

Urgent Warning: “Do Not Kiss Your Pets”

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for...

Jury Orders Cracker Barrel To Pay $9.4 Million In Personal Injury Case

(CNN) A jury in Marion County, Tennessee, ordered Cracker Barrel to pay a man $9.4 million after it found the company at fault for...

China Loves Maine Lobster

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — China is showing no signs of slowing its demand for American lobster this year despite disruption to the supply chain...

#1 Worst Food For Covid

CNBC – When the first wave of Covid hit the U.S., it became clear that the majority of patients being placed on ventilators had...

Agency Accidentally Ruins 471 Covid Tests, Orders Do-Overs

ABERDEEN, Md. — Hundreds of people have to get re-tested for COVID-19 after their tests taken Monday had to be discarded. The Harford County Health...

Rabbi Threw Chair At Gunman, Ran For His Life

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story follows below ...  COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — The rabbi of a Texas synagogue says he threw...

Officials Ignore Supreme Court Ruling, Expand Vaccine Mandates

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Board of Regents voted 9-4 on Friday to direct Chancellor Melody Rose to send a letter to state...
- Advertisement -