Senior Citizen Attacks Golfing Bachelor Party

Tells them to respect their elders ... as he drives a golf cart into them
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2012 10:25 AM CDT
Look out for angry seniors.   (©Vidbyn?s Golf Club)

(Newser) – Things got pretty darn crazy at a Jacksonville Beach, Fla., bachelor party on Saturday, and not because of strippers or booze. The Florida Times-Union reports that a group of six golfing gents was attacked at the 18th hole—by a 61-year-old. James Alonzo Hines allegedly drove his cart into the men before bashing one with a golf club and proceeding to fight ... while telling them, "You need to respect your elders." One 27-year-old, who says a golf club was broken over his head, told the paper that Hines yelled that they were taking too long.

Some of the men were new to golf, and, yes, had had a few drinks before the afternoon round, but say they weren't drunk. Hines was apparently golfing behind them with another man and two women, one of whom told a witness "they weren't playing the game right." The incident reportedly began with a shouting match, followed by Hines hitting balls at them from about 200 yards away; when the group threw one back at them, he started driving, say police. Hines was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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