February 19, 2009

Police: Manners led to golf club attack

Police in Massachusetts said an argument about manners allegedly led to a golf club attack on a man at a gas station.

Investigators said the 50-year-old victim allegedly held the door open for Carlos Navarro, 38, at the Hess gas station in Falmouth and sarcastically said thank you when Navarro failed to thank him for holding the door, the Cape Cod (Mass.) Times reported Thursday.

Navarro told police he felt insulted by the comment and a heated argument ensued between the men. Police said Navarro allegedly retrieved a wooden golf club from his car and struck the 50-year-old in the stomach and legs, causing minor injuries.

Navarro was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was scheduled to appear in court March 31.