A man from The Villages in Sumter County, Florida, has been arrested after a senior citizen died from injuries sustained in a beatdown at a nearby country club. The incident occurred when an 87-year-old man struck another vehicle in the parking lot of the Glenview Country Club. Robert Moore, 75, confronted the man and punched him in the jaw, continuing to hit him even as he defended himself. The victim was taken to the hospital and later died from a brain bleed. Moore has been charged with manslaughter. Anthony Talcott reported
A man residing in The Villages has been apprehended by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office after a senior citizen passed away as a result of a severe beating at a nearby country club. According to an affidavit, on June 28, an 87-year-old man and his wife were involved in a collision with another vehicle in the parking lot of the Glenview Country Club. Upon witnessing the crash, a 75-year-old man named Robert Moore confronted the elderly driver, exclaiming, “You hit my car!” In response, Moore proceeded to punch the 87-year-old in the jaw, relentlessly attacking him even as he attempted to defend himself. The victim, who admitted his role in the accident and sought to exchange insurance information, sustained serious injuries from the assault. Shockingly, Moore soon realized that the vehicle he was reacting to was not actually his own and subsequently left the scene to locate his own car.
Authorities were alerted to the incident and upon arriving at the scene, they obtained information about the assault from the victim’s wife. Surveillance footage from inside the country club’s restaurant revealed that immediately after the 911 call, Moore reentered the building and accidentally collided with a server carrying drinks, causing the beverages to spill onto a customer at the bar. He exited the restaurant approximately one minute later, without being noticed by the responding deputies.
The victim was subsequently transported to the hospital, where medical professionals discovered that he had suffered a brain bleed as a result of the attack. Investigators managed to identify Moore as the suspect by utilizing an article from Villages News, which highlighted a hole-in-one achievement he had accomplished at the Tarpon Boil Executive Golf Course, as well as credit card information found at the restaurant.
Tragically, the victim’s health deteriorated rapidly, and he succumbed to his injuries on July 16, as confirmed by the sheriff’s office. Deputies later contacted Moore, who claimed that the victim had grabbed hold of his shirt and arms, provoking Moore to retaliate with force. Moore also alleged that he waited for the arrival of the police on the front porch of the restaurant, although surveillance footage contradicted his statement.
Moore was subsequently arrested and is now facing a charge of manslaughter. He was released on bail in the amount of $30,000 on July 27..