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83-year-old man who beat car salesman with golf club was disappointed with free gift he received from promotion

By Mason White 2:00 PM January 5, 2017
Linsey Dean Owens
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was arrested after becoming violent over a free gift he received.

Police in Sarasota, Florida, were called to a parking lot outside a JC Penney department store after a man hit a car salesman twice.

83-year-old Linsey Dean Owens is accused of hitting 48-year-old car salesman Christian Robertson, with his car before pulling a golf club from his trunk and hitting the man with it.

Robertson was left with a black eye from the assault.

Robertson worked at the car sales event for Nissan. The company was having a sales event at the Westfield Sarasota Square at 8201 S. Tamiami Trail.

They advertised that they will give a free gift to participants. Owens came for the free gift. He received a scratch off ticket and he won a $5 giftcard to Walmart.

Owens became angry because was expecting a better gift.

Robertson and other witnesses, who recorded the incident, told police the suspect threw away the gift card and he became violent.

Owens was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.