Linsey Owens wasn’t too happy when he found out he had to buy a car to get his scratch-off prize.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, the 83-year-old Sarasota man was so angry that he took it out on a car salesman using a golf club and his own car.
Nissan had a sales event Wednesday in the JC Penney parking lot at the Sarasota Square Mall. Around 6:30 p.m., Owens walked up to the victim, an event employee, and said he won a prize.
The employee told Owens that he could only claim the prize if he bought a car. Owens began cursing and yelling at employees, according to the probable cause affidavit, and walked back to his white Honda.
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As the employee, who broke the news to him, stood in a row of cars that were for sale, Owens sped down the aisle and swerved at him. Owens’ side mirror hit the employee’s arm, leaving a red mark, according to the affidavit.
In a video referenced in the report, Owens got out of his car and took a golf club out of his trunk. He swung the club at the employee and hit the right side of his face. The 83-year-old man caused more of a disturbance, then drove away.
Deputies interviewed Owens and then placed him under arrest. He faces two felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.