Man, 83, accused of attacking salesman with golf club

Attacker angry over winning $5 Walmart gift card, report says


SARASOTA, Fla. – An 83-year-old Florida man is accused of attacking an event salesman at a car dealership after becoming angry over the prize he won during a promotion.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Linsey D. Owens is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after the Wednesday evening incident.

A police report said Owens was presented with a $5 Walmart gift card at a Sarasota car dealership promotional event. He apparently argued with employees and left without the card.

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He returned and bumped his car into Robertson, then grabbed a golf club and hit Robertson on the face and arms, police said.

Authorities said Owens wanted a bigger prize advertised on the promotional fliers, not the gift card.

A lawyer for Owens wasn't listed on jail records.