Shopper, 77, Charged With Express Lane Assault
Attacked man with too many items: cops
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2014 6:39 PM CST
William Galloway.   (Charlotte County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – The sign said 20 items or less, so 77-year-old William Golladay started counting. When the shopper ahead of him placed 22 items on the belt, police say Golladay wigged out on the 65-year-old man, reports NBC Miami. He yelled, he got in his face, and, finally, he jammed his own shopping cart into the man's elbow, say police in Florida's Charlotte County. (The victim was in a motorized scooter.) Walmart managers escorted Golladay from the store, but he returned "with both fists raised," says the police report cited by the Smoking Gun. Managers again intervened, the police arrived, and Golladay now faces felony charges of battery on a person 65 or older who just happens to be 12 years his junior.

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Jan 16, 2014 1:39 PM CST
LOL who seriously stands there and counts how many items someone else is purchasing? Like really. This old man must be going senile for real haha.
Jan 15, 2014 9:00 PM CST
Hey, it's not like a cashier would ever enforce the store's rules.
Norman Johnson
Jan 15, 2014 6:31 PM CST
What's with these old guys in Florida nowadays? Just yesterday a 70 year old guy shot a man for throwing popcorn at him.