According to police reports, Ronald E. Richardson and Donald E. Nieto (both 71) were enjoying a leisurely round of golf at the Shalimar Pointe Country Club (FLA) Saturday afternoon when a group of local teens decided to play a prank on them.
And videotape it.(below)
The boys hid just outside the course near the ninth hole and waited until just the right time to set off an air horn. Richardson and Nieto didn’t think the joke was funny and chased the boys away, but one returned to get a jacket he had left behind. Even though he was behind a fence, the geezer golfers went after him with several long aluminum golf ball retrievers. As you can see in the video below they whacked a kid identified as Cody numerous times.
Both men have been arrested and face child abuse charges. No word if the teens will be charged with anything.
Here’s more from the YouTube description (as of Sunday night, the video had received more than 100,000 views):
Patrick, Cody, and Franklin messing with golfers with airhorns at shalimar point….it got outta hand. We were not on golf course property so we didnt think anything bad could happen to us, i guess that wasn’t true…..yeah it was a stupid prank and we should’ve thought more about it before we did it, but beating cody with golfball retrievers hard enough to break them wasnt right.
You know, usually our BadJocks “Tasered by Cops” stories feature rather large, young male athletes (typically football or basketball players) who have had a little too much to drink. And the generally smaller–and smarter–officers responding to an incident do the smart thing and just zap their asses into submission. But not this time.
No, this time the crazed athlete was a middle-aged Ohio mother of two who was hugging and kissing other players on the golf course. Because of her erratic behavior, officers were called to talk to her, but instead of offering kisses, she told them bluntly, “(Screw) you. I am going to play through and no one will stop me,” while attempting a difficult shot out of a bunker.
When cops insisted she put the club down, she then acted in what they described as a threatening manner and even offered to “wrap a club around the neck” of an officer if not allowed to finish her round. Not a good move for a golfer, even if you’re Tiger Woods.
At that point, officers had heard enough and used a Taser to subdue and apprehend the wayward golfer, 48. No word on how many strokes under (or over par) she was a the time.
Mark Hacket apparently has not seen the movie “Caddyshack” or does not remember seeing it before he bought his him next to Lago Vista Golf Course. Otherwise, he probably would NOT have bought a home next to the course because he seems surprised that golfers get drunk, swear, and then relieve themselves in his backyard when they can’t make it to the clubhouse bathroom.
Think he’s got a legitimate complaint against the city or should he either ignore it or learn to live with it?