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Picky Eater

Posted by glasscastle on March 3rd, 2004

WINTER HAVEN – A brawl at the salad bar at Spring Haven
Retirement Community sent three senior citizens to Winter Haven Hospital

Administrators say a 62-year-old resident who threw the first punch will leave
the senior residence. All participants waived criminal action in the incident.
No serious injuries were reported.

According to police, the battle erupted after fellow diners accused
the man of foraging among the lettuce leaves on the salad bar. Words
were exchanged leading
to the ballroom boxing match. Witnesses say the man punched an 86-year-old
accuser in the face and bit a 78-year-old resident on the right arm.

The man’s 80-plus-year-old mother told police that her son, "only likes
a certain kind of lettuce." Others accused him of playing with the salad
greens while inspecting the crop. His mom conceded, "that it did appear
that he was playing with the food."

from Polk Online