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82-year-old man slashes tires of woman’s car because she sat in his bingo seat

By Mason White 6:34 PM June 3, 2015
Fred Smith 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was arrested on charges of criminal mischief after allegedly slashing the tires of a woman’s car because she sat in his bingo seat, police in Florida said.

Lake Wales Police said that 82-year-old Fred Smith was charged with criminal damage to a vehicle after being accused of using an ice pick on the vehicle belonging to 88-year-old Ethel Britt.

Smith came out of a weekly bingo game at Lake Ashton Club House and punctured two of Britt’s tires because she was sitting in a chair on which he usually sits.

Britt said that she didn’t know the seat was so important to Smith. When confronted by officers, Smith admitted and apologized.

He said that he was embarrassed. Britt had to replace the tires for about $500.

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